What Is The Payload On A Truck?
If you are thinking about hauling cargo, you need to be aware of your truck’s payload capacity. Payload capacity is the amount of weight your truck can carry safely. The payload is the cargo itself. Payload capacity is different from the towing capacity. Towing capacity is the amount of weight your truck can safely tow after you have factored in the truck’s weight and any cargo it may have on board.
Payload and towing capacity are frequently misunderstood terms. If you do not take the time to understand payload capacity, you could risk damaging your truck, your cargo, or both. Exceeding your payload capacity can cause all kinds of expensive damage. It could also put people’s lives in danger. We are going to look at some basics in this article.