Curb Weight

Curb Weight

Logistics Term

Curb Weight Definition

Curb weight is a vehicle's total weight, including all the standard equipment and a tank full of fuel. It's not inclusive of the goods, people, or optional equipment. It's essential to know the curb weight of a vehicle if you plan to ship or tow it behind another vehicle.

The curb weight allows you to choose the best trailer or towing vehicle with enough strength to move it. Trailers have a maximum weight limit, which must be adhered to. The carrier must know the car's curb weight to determine how many vehicles the trailer will hold.

How To Calculate Curb Weight

Formula:
Payload - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating = Curb Weight.

The GVWR of a vehicle is found on the vehicle’s compliance label. You can find the payload information on the tire labels.For example, if the GVWR of your car is 6200 lbs and its payload is 1300 lbs, the curb weight will be 6200 - 1300 = 4900lbs

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