It is extremely dangerous to
ride in a cargo area inside
the vehicle. In a collision,
people riding in these areas
are more likely to be ser-
iously injured or killed.
Do not allow people to ride
in any area of vehicle that is
not equipped with seats and
Be sure everyone in your
vehicle is in a seat and using
a seat belt properly.
self with the following terms before
loading your vehicle:
your vehicle) - vehicle weight
including: standard equipment,
fluids, emergency tools, and
spare tire assembly. This weight
does not include passengers
. GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) -
curb weight plus the combined
weight of optional equipment,
passengers and cargo.
. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rat-
ing) - maximum total combined
weight of the unloaded vehicle,
passengers, luggage, hitch, trai-
ler tongue load and any other
optional equipment. This infor-
mation is located on the F.M.V.S.
. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
- maximum weight (load) limit
specified for the front or rear
axle. This information is located
on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. label.
. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight
Rating) - The maximum total
weight rating of the vehicle,
passengers, cargo, and trailer.
. Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load
limit, Total load capacity - max-
imum total weight limit specified
of the load (passengers and
cargo) for the vehicle. This is
the maximum combined weight
of occupants and cargo that can
be loaded into the vehicle. If the
vehicle is used to tow a trailer,
the trailer tongue weight must
be included as part of the cargo
load. This information is located
on the Tire and Loading Infor-
. Cargo capacity - permissible
weight of cargo, the weight of
total occupants weight sub-
tracted from the load limit.
Technical and consumer information
VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION