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Commercial trucks are classified according to the Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The United States Department of Transportation classifies commercial trucks with eight classes.
Class 1- GVWR ranges from 0 to 6,000 pounds (0 to 2,722 kg)
Class 2- GVWR ranges from 6,001 to 10,000 pounds (2,722 to 4,536 kg)
Class 3- GVWR ranges from 10,001 to 14,000 pounds (4,536 to 6,350 kg)
Class 4- GVWR ranges from 14,001 to 16,000 pounds (6,351 to 7,257 kg)
Class 5- GVWR ranges from 16,001 to 19,500 pounds (7,258 to 8,845 kg).
Class 6- GVWR ranges from 19,501 to 26,000 pounds (8,846 to 11,793 kg)
Class 7- GVWR ranges from 26,001 to 33,000 pounds (11,794 to 14,969 kg)
Class 8- GVWR is anything above 33,000 pounds (14,969 kg)

Safety First

When it comes to their fleet, refuse companies generally look at safety from two broad perspectives—operational safety and driver safety—states Charles Cook, marketing manager for vocational products, Peterbilt. Operational safety concerns the security of coworkers and the general public, while the truck is on collection routes or transfer station runs

Bridgestone Highlights Tire Safety Ahead of Summer Driving Season

Bridgestone Highlights Tire Safety Ahead of Summer Driving Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2016) – In advance of the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (RMA) National Tire Safety Week, May 29 – June 4, 2016, Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is helping drivers prepare their tires for the busy summer driving season. The company’s consumer, commercial and retail businesses are providing ongoing education

Hino Trucks Appoints George Daniels Senior Vice President

Hino Trucks Appoints George Daniels Senior Vice President

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks announced today the appointment of George Daniels to the position of Sr. Vice President Sales and Customer Support. George succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company. Daniels, a 40 year veteran of the commercial truck industry President Service Operations. Daniels joined Hino

Mobile Awareness Announces an Expanded Line of Dash Cam & DVR Systems

  [CLEVELAND, OH – January 7, 2014] Mobile Awareness, LLC, a provider of leading-edge transportation safety products, today announced its expanded line of dash cameras and digital video recording systems for commercial trucks and recreation vehicles. In the event of an accident, with these solutions fleet managers, drivers and owners

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

The industry has to look closely at waste and its byproducts…and the issues they create. The biggest issue is an increased awareness of dust and odor, believes Dana Pack, marketing, Fogco Systems Inc. Complaints from an encroaching urban population have resulted in mandates to control the problems, although increased urban

Continental Drives Performance at GATS with New Truck Tires

Fort Mill, South Carolina, August 16, 2012. Continental engineers will showcase the latest ways to drive performance for commercial trucks at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas (GATS) on August 23. Appearing again at the Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) Solutions Pavilion, #18136, will be the Untamed

Pumping Up for Bulky Waste

Not all trash is small, fitting into a can, cart, or bag. Dead shrubs or tree limbs can be heavy; furniture and appliances wear out, and are discarded. With this year’s digital TV transition, more haulers are seeing various-sized analog televisions at the curb-which, unlike some furniture and white goods,

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