[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Gross vehicle weight rating
rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 20:12:01 GMT 2012
I've just had a bit more time to have a look at different weights and found
the following terms:
1. *gross vehicle weight rating* (also *gross vehicle mass*, *GVWR*, *GVM*)
- This appears to be a maximum operating weight specified by the
manufacturer (hence a "rating") and includes the vehicle weight, cargo
weight and others (driver, passenger, fuel, etc..)
2. *gross combination weight rating* (also *Gross Combination Mass*
authorised mass*) - Same as the above plus the weight of a trailer.
3. gross weight - taking the literal meaning of both words, I interpret
this to mean weight before any deductions. To me this includes all the same
components of GVWR, but is an actual measurement, rather than a
manufacturers rating). To find this out you would have to drive onto a
The question is, do the road signs mean actual weight or "weight rating"?
Given that example for the UK it is hard to say for sure. I will see if I
can find out. Does Germany's road signs specifically mean manufacturers
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