The light-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 1, 2, and 3.
Class 1: This class of truck has a GVWR of 0–6,000 pounds.
Class 2: This class of truck has a GVWR of 6,001–10,000 pounds.
Sport utility vehicle
Tow truck (may also be a medium or heavy truck)
Medium trucks are larger than light but smaller than heavy trucks. In the US, they are defined as weighing between 14001–26000 lb (6351–11793 kg). In North America, a medium-duty truck is larger than a heavy-duty pickup truck or full-size van. Some trucks listed as a medium also are made in heavy versions.
The medium-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 4, 5, and 6.
Class 3: This class of truck has a GVWR of 10,001–14,000 pounds or 4,536–6,350 kilograms.
Class 4: This class of truck has a GVWR of 14,001–16,000 pounds or 6,351–7,257 kilograms.
Class 5: This class of truck has a GVWR of 16,001–19,500 pounds or 7,258–8,845 kilograms.
Class 6: This class of truck has a GVWR of 19,501–26,000 pounds or 8,846-11,793 kilograms.1
Cutaway van chassis
Medium-Duty Truck such as Ford F-650 in North America
Medium Standard Truck
Flatbed trucks (may also be light-duty trucks)
Stake bed truck (may also be light-duty trucks)
Firetruck (may also be a heavy truck)
Recreational Vehicle or Motorhome
Heavy trucks are heavier than medium trucks. They weigh between 26001 to over 33000 lbs. There is no higher on-road classification.
The heavy-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 7 and 8. Drivers of vehicles in these classes are required to have a Class B commercial driving license (CDL) to operate the vehicle.
Class 7: This class of truck has a GVWR of 26,001 to 33,000 pounds.
Class 8: This class of truck has a GVWR of greater than 33,001 pounds including all tractor-trailers.
Many heavy trucks listed are also made in medium-duty versions:
Concrete transport truck (cement mixer)
Vehicles in this category are too large for highway use without escorts and special permits.
Haul truck, an exceptionally large off-road dump truck, common in mining operations
Ballast tractor, a very heavyweight power source for towing and pulling exceptional loads
Heavy hauler, a combination of power source and very heavyweight transporter
ALMA transporter is used for transportation of ALMA transporter antennae.
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