California Vehicle Code
Sec. § 350


(a)

Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) means the weight specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.

(b)

Gross combination weight rating (GCWR) means the weight specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination or articulated vehicle. In the absence of a weight specified by the manufacturer, GCWR shall be determined by adding the GVWR of the power unit and the total unladen weight of the towed units and any load thereon.
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