There are eight truck classes, categorized by the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) that the vehicle is assigned when it is manufactured. These categories are used by the trucking industry and many government agencies to classify trucks. The pictures below show examples of some of the different types of trucks that would be included in each class.

Examples of Trucks in Each Truck Class

Supporting Information

Examples of Trucks in Each Truck Class
Class 1 – 6,000 lbs & Less
MinivanCargo VanSUVPickup Truck
Class 2 – 6,001 to 10,000 lbs
MinivanCargo VanFull-Size PickupStep Van
Class 3 – 10,001 to 14,000 lbs
Walk-inBox TruckCity DeliveryHeavy-Duty Pickup
Class 4 – 14,001 to 16,000 lbs
Large Walk-inBox TruckCity Delivery 
Class 5 – 16,001 to 19,500 lbs
Bucket TruckLarge Walk-inCity Delivery 
Class 6 – 19,501 to 16,000 lbs
Beverage TruckSingle-AxleSchool BusRack Truck
Class 7 – 26,001 to 33,000 lbs
RefuseFurnitureCity Transit BusTruck Tractor
Class 8 – 33,001 lbs & Over
Cement TruckTruck TractorDump TruckSleeper

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Transportation Analysis, Oak Ridge, TN.

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