Agency changes definition of ‘gross combination weight rating’

March 20, 2014

“Gross combination weight rating†has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

The amended definition is to provide a uniform means of determining if a combination vehicle driver is subject to federal safety requirements when GCWR information is not on the vehicle manufacturer’s certification label. The new definition is effective April 18, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 19 final rule.