With the number of trucks on the road carrying a variety of goods and services, it’s important to classify these trucks so people can be kept safe. The government classifies commercial trucks by weight. It’s important all laws are abided by to decrease the chances of an accident happening. When the laws are ignored, lives are put at risk.
Understanding Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Knowing a vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is important, especially if you’re driving a larger vehicle. If a vehicle is overloaded, there are a number of problems that could occur. If, for example, the vehicle is too heavy, the brakes may not be strong enough to slow the vehicle down or stop effectively. While a truck’s gross vehicle weight (GVW) can change, the GVWR will remain constant. [Read more…] about What Are the Different Classifications of Commercial Trucks?