Classification of Commercial Auto – Commercial Truck Insurance

Truck Insurance and size CLASSIFICATIONS

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• Light Truck – Trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 10,000 pounds
or less

• Medium Truck – GVW between 10,001 – 20,000 pounds

• Heavy Truck – GVW between 20,001 – 45,000 pounds

• Extra Heavy Truck – GVW 45,000 pounds or more

• Truck Tractor – A motor vehicle for carrying commodities or material and
equipped with a fifth wheel coupling device for semi trailers.

• Heavy Truck Tractors – GVW 45,000 pounds or less

• Extra Heavy Truck Tractor – GVW 45,001or more

• Semi Trailer – A trailer equipped with a fifty wheel coupling device for use
with a truck tractor, with load capacity of over 2,000

• Trailer – Any type trailer other than semi trailer with load limit over 2,000

• Service or utility trailer – Trailer including semi trailer with load capacity of
2,000 pounds or less

• If it has two axles it is extra heavy

• Service – Used to transport insureds personal tools to and from job sites

• Retail – Used to pick up property from, or deliver property to individuals

• Commercial – Used for transporting property, other than those defined as
service or retail


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