Types of Trucks: A Brief Guide

2021 Chevy Silverado driving down the road
 

Are you looking for a new truck in Delano? There are plenty of truck sizes and classes that Delano drivers can choose from, and it can be hard to comprehend. For example, what is considered a light truck? Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC answers these questions and more below, so you can figure out what kind of truck best suits your needs as a Bakersfield driver.

 

 

Light-Duty Trucks: Classes 1-2b 

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the number that separates types of trucks. What is considered a light truck GVWR? It’s 10,000 pounds or under. This category encompasses the largest variety of trucks available in Porterville, from the Sierra 1500 and Silverado 1500 to the Silverado 3500. This category also includes mid-sized trucks like the GMC Canyon.

  • Useful for: Everyday driving, advanced technology, trailering boats and campers for vacation, and much more. 

If you’re searching for a truck for consumer use, you’re probably in the market for this kind of vehicle. It should be noted that the classification of “light duty” here refers to trucks labeled “HD” that are on the consumer market. It’s just a different way to classify them based on their GVWR. 

Medium-Duty Trucks: Classes 3-6

As mentioned above, what is considered a light truck can encompass a wide range of vehicles. Medium-duty trucks weigh between 19,501 pounds and 26,000 pounds. These are trucks you’ll see in lots of commercial-use settings, like the Silverado Chassis Cab, box trucks such as the Low Cab Forward, the Silverado 4500 HD and a lot more. Even the Silverado 6500 HD is included here. 

  • Useful for: Many commercial settings, from flatbed trucks that contractors find reliable to full-size vans, utilities, deliveries, and more. 

Heavy-Duty Trucks

The last category of truck sizes are heavy-duty trucks. These types of trucks are for serious industrial use. They are often three-axle vehicles, dump trucks, and much more. The GVWR on these vehicles is 26,001 pounds or higher. They also often require advanced licenses to operate, like a Class B or Class A license.

  • Useful for: Oversized loads, industrial settings, and other uses that require Class B or Class A licenses. 

 

Find the Right Truck for You at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC

At Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re proud to have the types of trucks listed above in our new and used inventory for Delano and Tulare drivers. The experts at our service center also have the tools and experience to help you keep your hard-working vehicle in great shape. We’re devoted to being a great place for all types of trucks! Contact us today whatever your needs might be, and we’ll be happy to help you navigate the wide world of truck sizes.

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