Definition: Gross vehicle weight (Legally permissible maximum weight)

Transport

Total of the weight of the vehicle (or combination of vehicles) including its load when stationary and ready for the road declared permissible by the competent authority of the country of registration.

This definition is identical in the third and fourth version of the Transport Glossary.
Source:
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
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