Glossary of terms used on this site

These are the definitions for trucks & trailers outside the commercial realm.

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Term Definition
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)

The maximum weight that can be placed over an axle according to manufacturer’s engineering standards.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

The maximum weight of the vehicle plus its passengers and cargo, and includes the portion of the trailer weight that is placed of the towing vehicle.