What is a commercial truck?
Commercial truck is a broad term that covers all types of work trucks. Supreme builds a variety of truck body upfits that turn a bare commercial chassis into a functional commercial truck. A commercial truck falls under one of three categories: Light Duty, Medium Duty, or Heavy Duty. The category a commercial truck falls under is based on the trucks GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
The weight class for a commercial truck is set by the US government, and is based on the GVWR. Here are commercial truck weight classes, GVWR ranges, and common categories:
|Commercial Truck Weight Class||Minimum GVWR (lbs)||Maximum GVWR (lbs)||Common Category|
|Class 1||6,000||Light Duty|
|Class 2||6,0001||10,000||Light Duty|
|Class 3||10,001||14,000||Light Duty|
|Class 4||14,001||16,000||Medium Duty|
|Class 5||16,001||19,500||Medium Duty|
|Class 6||19,501||26,000||Medium Duty|
|Class 7||26,001||33,000||Heavy Duty|
|Class 8||33,001||Heavy Duty|
A Supreme upfited commercial truck runs from a Class 1 vehicle such as the Astro Body up to a Class 8 vehicle such as a 28 foot long Signature Van Body with a tandem rear axle. A Supreme upfited commercial truck can be customized to meet the job requirements of a wide variety of industries.How To Select The Right Truck Body