GVM, Payload, Kerb Mass/Weight? These acronyms can be found on spec sheets, product catalogues, vehicle compliance plates and websites, but what do they actually mean?
They are all in reference to how much of a load your vehicle is designed to carry or haul, which is critical to the safety and efficient operation, and hence the importance of understanding this so informed decisions are made.
GVM – Gross Vehicle Mass:
This is the maximum your vehicle can weigh when fully loaded as specified by the manufacturer. You will usually find this GVM figure on the vehicle’s…