# Half-ton Pickup Quiz

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Half-ton pickup trucks have grown in popularity over the years. How knowledgeable are you about half-ton pickup trucks? Take this quiz and find out!

# How much weight can half-ton trucks carry?

Half-ton pickups have outgrown their name -- now they can safely carry much more than just a half-ton. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# How did half-ton trucks get their name?

The "half-ton" description loosely refers to the truck's payload capacity. This means that the truck can carry up to 1000 pounds (453.5 kg) of cargo and passengers in the cab and bed. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# About what time did half-ton trucks surpass their namesakes?

Although early half-ton pickups could carry max loads of 1000 pounds (453.5 kg), since at least the 1960s, new and improved half-ton pickups have been able to safely carry more, surpassing their namesakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# Which term refers to how much weight a truck can safely tow?

Although "payload capacity" usually refers to how much weight a truck can carry in both passengers and cargo in the cab and bed, towing capacity refers to how much the truck can safely tow. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What capacity is often embellished by manufacturers?

Manufacturers often embellish the maximum towing capacity of a truck in advertisements. For instance, they often calculate this number by supposing that nothing is in the truck except for a 150-pound (68-kg) driver. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What type of trucks are half-ton trucks considered?

Half-tons are known as light duty vehicles and are meant for lugging furniture and other relatively small loads. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# Which of the following is the most popular type of truck?

Light duty trucks are the most popular types of trucks. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What is another name for heavy duty trucks?

If you have more hefty loads, try heavy duty vehicles, including three-quarter-ton and one-ton trucks, which generally have bigger frames, firmer suspensions and more powerful engines. <a href="hhttp://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>

# What rating gives you the maximum weight of the truck including the truck itself, cargo, passengers, fuel, trailer and trailer cargo?

The maximum weight of a truck, including the truck itself, cargo, passengers, fuel, trailer and trailer cargo is the gross combines weight rating (GCWR). <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/half-ton-truck.htm">What does it mean to call a pickup truck a '1/2 ton truck' (also known as a 'half-ton truck')?</a>