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Vehicle Types - Descriptions and Photos

GVWR - gross vehicle weight rating (maximum design loaded weight)
LVW - loaded vehicle weight
ALVW - adjusted loaded vehicle weight (numerical average of the GVWR and the curb weight)

Technical Vehicle Description Description Photo(s)
Light-Duty Vehicles (Passenger Cars) Sedans and station wagons
car
Light-Duty Trucks 1
(0-6,000 lbs. GVWR, 0-3750 lbs. LVW)
Most small SUVs, most small pickups
small pickup
Light Duty Trucks 2
(0-6,000 lbs. GVWR, 3751-5750 lbs. LVW)
All minivans, "compact" SUVs (e.g., Ford Explorer), most Dakota and T100 pickups
van
explorer
Light Duty Trucks 3
(6,001-8500 lbs. GVWR, 0-3750 lbs. ALVW)
Most 1/2-ton pickups, base full-size vans, and intermediate SUVs (e.g., Land Cruiser)
suv
Light Duty Trucks 4
(6,001-8500 lbs. GVWR, 3751-5750 lbs. ALVW)
Some 1/2 and 3/4 ton pickups, some full-size vans, and larger SUVs (e.g., Ford Expedition)
van
Class 2b Heavy Duty Vehicles (8501-10,000 lbs. GVWR)
Utility vehicles, the largest SUVs, many "Dually" pickups, and some heavy duty vans
utility
Class 3 Heavy Duty Vehicles (10,001-14,000 lbs. GVWR)
Multi-stop vehicles and motorhomes
motorhome
truck
Class 4 Heavy Duty Vehicles (14,001-16,000 lbs. GVWR)
Flat bed and stake trucks
truck
Class 5 Heavy Duty Vehicles (16,001-19,500 lbs. GVWR)
Flat bed trucks and step-vans
truck
ambulance
Class 6 Heavy Duty Vehicles (19,501-26,000 lbs. GVWR)
Dump trucks, garbage trucks, and concrete trucks
dump truck
truck
Class 7 Heavy Duty Vehicles (26,001-33,000 lbs. GVWR)
Fuel trucks, dump trucks, and beverage delivery
fuel truck
beverage delivery truck
Class 8a Heavy Duty Vehicles (33,001-60,000 lbs. GVWR)
Tractor trailer trucks (single)
tractor trailer
truck
Class 8b Heavy Duty Vehicles (>60,000 lbs. GVWR)
Tractor trailer trucks (double)
 
School Buses
All multipassenger vehicles designated for use by schools
schoolbus
Transit and Urban Buses
All multipassenger vehicles other than school buses
transit bus
transit bus
Motorcycles (All)
Any vehicle with less than four wheels
motorcycle

 

2/5/2014  08/25/2009   CG/LCP

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