What is a Medium-Duty Truck?

Feb 5, 2019

What Classifies a Medium-Duty Truck?

The term “medium-duty truck” is a broad one relating to many different types of vocational vehicles. But, generally speaking, “medium duty” is a classification used widely within the trucking industry, and it is based on the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

The GVWR, is the maximum weight a vehicle is designed to carry including the net weight of the vehicle when stocked with accessories, passengers, cargo, and fuel. The GVWR is a safety standard established to prevent overloading and is determined by its vehicle manufacturer. Vehicles range from Class 1 to Class 8.

At FUSO, medium-duty trucks refer to Class 3 to Class 5 trucks with a GVWR range of about 13,200 pounds to 17,995 pounds. For example, the new FUSO FE GAS trucks come in three models for the United States, two Class 4 models (FE140 and FE160) with a maximum payload of 10,295 pounds. And a Class 5 model (FE180) with a maximum payload of 11,855 pounds. The Class 5 is being officially launched later this year to both the U.S. and Canada.

Payload capacity is the name of the game; and with the new FUSO gasoline-powered truck, owners are afforded not only the payload capabilities but power and performance as well. So no matter which business you are in – contractor, food delivery business, landscaping, to name a few, FUSO medium-duty trucks can get the job done correctly, making your job(s) easier and your day(s) more accomplished.