Towing vs. Payload: What's the Difference?

Understanding the nuances of how your truck functions allows you to use it to its full capacity. Most truck owners choose this vehicle class because of its ability to haul loads, but understanding your vehicle's cargo load limit is a vital part of owning it.

While towing and payload may sound like the same thing, each term defines a specific capability of your vehicle, and the two words are not interchangeable. Towing refers to the weight your truck can pull, while payload refers to the weight your truck can carry. Payload capacity is derived by subtracting your vehicle's weight from its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR. A truck rated at 10,000 pounds GVWR that weighs 6,000 pounds will have a payload capacity of 4,000 pounds.

You can visit Blue Knob Auto Sales at any time to have your vehicle serviced by qualified professionals or to consult them about any questions you may have regarding your truck's cargo load capacity.



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