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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Hi Engineers,
Can someone help me with reference manual/page in AASHTO that states the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for various categories of vehicles?


RE: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

In the AASHTO Green Book there's a table of vehicle dimensions but no weights. In the AASHTO Bridge Spec's you'll find the design live load but not a table for various types of vehicles. This is the closet the AASHTO bridge specs came to gross vehicle weight for actual trucks:

RE: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Hi bridgebuster,
Could you please be specific on book and page?

RE: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

The diagrams above came out of the 1983 AASHTO Maintenance Manual but they're also in the current AASHTO Manual for bridge Evaluation, Page 6-67.

The table I cited in the 2011 Green Book is on Page 2-3.

RE: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Thanks bridgebuster.

RE: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

No problem

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