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GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE MAXIMUM WEIGHT)

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French Equivalent: Poids maximum autorisé

Definition:
Total of the weight of the vehicle (or combination of vehicles) including its load when stationary and ready for the road declared permissible by the competent authority of the country of registration.

Context:
This includes the weight of the driver and of all persons carried at the same time.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003