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What is a Medium-Duty Truck?

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Have you ever heard someone refer to a light, medium, or heavy-duty truck? These classifications designate some pretty important things about very specific types of machines. If you’re looking for a medium-duty truck, knowing this distinction will be important. With that in mind, what’s considered a medium-duty truck? We’ve put together this quick guide to help shoppers understand the meaning of medium-duty trucks and what that designation means for various aspects of trucking operations. Feel free to give us a call or contact us online to ask any additional questions you may have.

Truck Categories

When it comes to categorizing the different types of trucks, there are nine distinct classifications that are further categorized into three main sections: light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty. The classes range from one through nine with class two have two separate categories. These distinctions help determine a wide number of things such as licensing requirements and maintenance needs. So what is a medium-duty truck, exactly?

So What is a Medium-Duty Truck?

Now that you know a little more about the classifications, it’ll be easier to understand that medium-duty trucks occupy classes four through six in the nine-class system we talked about moments ago. They also have a gross vehicle weight rating range of 14,001- 26,000 pounds. These sizes of vehicles can include garbage trucks, delivery trucks, utility trucks, and more. A medium-duty truck, simply put, is made for medium-duty work. View the GVWR ranges for each of those three classes below:

  • Class 4: 14,001 to 16,000 pounds
  • Class 5: 16,001 to 19,500 pounds
  • Class 6: 19,501 to 26,000 pounds

Medium Duty Trucks for Sale

Are you in the market for a class 4 through 6 medium-duty truck? The quality team at International Used Truck Centers has you covered with a large, high-quality selection of trucks in all sizes, including medium-duty trucks for sale! Looking to speed up the buying process to get you back to work faster? Try our online credit pre-qualification tool.

Don’t worry, using the pre-qualification tool will not impact your credit score, it’s just there to gather some of the necessary information ahead of time, to save you time! If you’re still wondering, “What’s considered a medium-duty truck?” feel free to give one of our dealership locations a visit for more information!

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