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Term of the Road Dictionary

gross vehicle weight

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Vehicles
  • Definition : 1. Mass of a whole vehicle multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity (''static'' gross weight) [COST 323]. 2. Sum of the forces applied by all the axles of a vehicle (may be measured at the same time or at the same place) (''dynamic'' or ''in-motion'' gross weight) [COST 323].

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