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Term of the Road Dictionary

commercial vehicle2

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Vehicles
  • Definition : Motor vehicle designed and equipped for the road transport of freight or the group transport of passengers. Note: commercial vehicles are divided into three categories: light-duty and heavy-duty utility vehicles for collective, non-personal use, and sports utility vehicles for personal use [OQLF].
  • Abbreviation : CV

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