How to Identify What Type of Truck Hit You.
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Examples of light commercial trucks include delivery trucks, construction vehicles, pool care trucks, housekeeping vans, just to name a few. These vehicles typically look like most vehicles on the road but are fleet vehicles, company cars, or other vehicles used for business and have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of up to 14,000 pounds. The GVWR is the maximum weight that a vehicle is designed to carry including the net weight of the vehicle, fuel, passengers and cargo.
Medium size trucks are generally used to haul loads across the country or for hauling items to construction sites and are classified by a weight of 14,001 – 26,000 pounds. You may recognize these trucks when you receive a package or on the road hauling gravel, beverages, recycling, or even a school bus transporting students.
Heavy commercial trucks include big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and 18 wheelers for transporting goods for heavy duty industries including construction, garbage and livestock. The GVWR for a heavy truck is 26,000 pounds and up.
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