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Term of the Road Dictionary

commercial vehicle1

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Vehicles
  • Definition : Vehicle used mainly for the commercial transport of goods or passengers, or to supply professional services. Notes: 1. Commercial vehicles generally display the corporate name or logo of the organization operating them on their sides or doors. 2. Commercial vehicles vary greatly, depending on the organization concerned; they range from utility vehicles to tractor-trailers and taxis. Some models are derived from private cars (e.g. minivans, one-box cars) or are vehicles not initially intended for the transport of passengers [OQLF].
  • Abbreviation : CV