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Understanding payload is important, especially if you do a lot of towing when you travel. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to understanding payload? Take this quiz and fine out!
the weight of any load carried by a vehicle
the weight of the passengers in the vehicle
none of the above

strain on the engine
strain on the transmission
all of the above

Overloading a vehicle can put a huge strain on the engine, transmission and other working parts. At the same time, drivers in overloaded vehicles are putting themselves and others on the road at risk. How Payload Works

What do you need to know to calculate a vehicle's payload?
GVWR
curb weight
all of the above

To calculate your vehicle's payload capacity, you only need to know two things: your vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and its curb weight. How Payload Works

What is GVWR?
the maximum allowable weight of a vehicle when it is packed up
the weight of a vehicle with no passenger or cargo
none of the above

Gross vehicle weight rating is simply the maximum allowable weight of an entire vehicle when it's packed up and ready to go -- that includes the weight of the vehicle itself, all of the necessary fluids for operation (gasoline, diesel, oil and so on) and any cargo, passengers and tools. How Payload Works

What is curb weight?
the weight of the vehicle without any cargo or passengers
the weight of a fully loaded vehicle
none of the above

Curb weight is simply how much the vehicle weighs on its own, without any cargo or passengers. How Payload Works

What is the formula for calculating payload?
GVWR - curb weight = payload
curb weight - GVWR = payload
curb weight x GVWR = payload

Gross vehicle weight rating - curb weight = payload capacity How Payload Works

Which of the following has a heavier payload?
hybrid car
SUV
truck
motorcycle

Your truck's payload is going to be much heavier than other types of vehicles, so knowing how the truck is classified will help you determine what amount is safe. How Payload Works

How are truck classified in the United States?
by their GVWR
by their curb weight
by their engine size

Trucks in the United States are classified according to their maximum gross vehicle weight rating. How Payload Works

How many different classes of trucks are there in the United States?
5
8
10

There are actually two ways we can look at this: by class or by category, although both are related to each other. Weight classes, determined by the U.S. government, divide maximum truck GVWR into eight classes. How Payload Works

Which of the following count towards a vehicle's payload?
the weight of the passengers
the weight of the cargo
the weight of the floor mats
all of the above