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Whether you’re buying a pickup truck or a commercial vehicle, you may see “Gross Vehicle Weight Rating” on the specs sheets. So, just what is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), and why should you care? The GVWR is the maximum operating weight for the truck, as specified by the manufacturer. Not only is this important for your Chatham travels, but it is also important to know to obey the road rules. Let’s take a deeper look at the GVWR meaning:
To understand what GVWR means, it’s helpful to know how to calculate it. In the past, drivers calculated gross vehicle weight rating by adding the gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) together. But now, the process is more complicated. That’s because modern safety technology, like automatic braking and stability control systems, can affect your total GVWR. That means that adding the GAWRs together is not as reliable a metric as it once was – so you might have to do a little extra research!
If you are a commercial driver, the GVWR has even more meaning for your Rochester travels:
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