CALCULATOR UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  WILL BE FUNCTIONAL FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER 2016 

So how are you supposed to know how much payload you can carry legally in your truck? To calculate your vehicle‘s payload capacity, you only need to know two things: your vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and its curb weight.  Subtract curb wt. ((Curb Weight: Obtained by weighing your straight truck with the cargo area empty, fuel tanks full  and driver in the cab)) from your straight truck manufacture’s decal located in the driver side door well.

Manufacturer's Truck Spec Decal located in the front driver side door well.

Manufacturer’s Truck Spec Decal located in the front driver side door well.

 

This is not about trailers.  It is about your straight truck.  You are overweight when your truck is on the scales and the weight showing on the scales is greater that the  GVWR which is noted on the manufacturer’s placard, see image above.
Note:  Gross is not the same as Net Weight.   Gross Weight.  includes everything.  The packaging, insulation, ice, pallet, fuel on board, driver plus the net wt. of your product is the Curb Weight of your truck which includes the weight of your refrigeration system, and your grandmother if she’s on board.

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