California Vehicle Code
Sec. § 471


A pickup truck is a motor truck with a manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating of less than 11,500 pounds, an unladen weight of less than 8,001 pounds, and which is equipped with an open box-type bed not exceeding 9 feet in length. Pickup truck does not include a motor vehicle otherwise meeting the above definition, that is equipped with a bed-mounted storage compartment unit commonly called a utility body.
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