What are the different types of commercial vehicles?
Commercial vehicles are divided into 8 classes based upon the gross vehicle weight (GVW). The table below is a break down of the class number and weight range per class. Classes are also often summarized into categories.
LIGHT DUTY: GVW classes 3-4. Includes trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles.
LIGHT MEDIUM: GVW class 5 – some are light, some are medium. Includes trucks, shuttle buses, and RVs
MEDIUM DUTY (MD): GVW classes 6-7. All fuel types and applications, including class 6-7 school buses.
HEAVY DUTY (HD) or CLASS 8 VEHICLES: defined as a straight truck or tractor over 33,001 lbs
MIDRANGE: Classes 3 – 7 vehicles. Refers to the typical operating range of vehicles, which is primarily of a local and regional nature