Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Weighing Your Options

As a company or fleet, it is very important to make sure that the trucks you purchase are safe and efficient for their intended use. Weight is always a concern when it comes to work trucks and there are specific numbers and/or ratings that need to be considered.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable weight of a vehicle and its payload; includes the weight of the vehicle plus passengers, fuel and cargo. This is a set number by the manufacturer that cannot be changed.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the weight of the vehicle at any given time; which is constantly changing as you burn fuel, load and unload cargo and passengers.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is the maximum distributed weight that can be supported by a given axle. This is a set figure by the manufacturer and cannot be changed.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is the maximum allowable weight of the combination of the tow vehicle and trailer. The GCWR is set by the manufacturer and cannot be changed. Keep your truck and trailer within the GCWR at all times.

Know that exceeding these ratings that are set by the manufacturer exposes the vehicle driver and company to serious liability issues.

Enter Fleetwest with transferable truck bodies that are both lightweight and durable. The Load’N’Go and Durashell models by Fleetwest are the ideal solution for your pickup work truck needs; from organization and efficiency to longevity and serviceability. These service bodies are built to outlast your pickup truck! When the time comes to replace your work truck, simply slip out the service body and transfer into the bed of your new truck, fully loaded. Finish off the install with a no holes drilled, four corner clamping system and off you go.

If you would like more information about these transferable service bodies, please contact a Fleetwest representative at 866-497-7200 or online at