Vehicle Certification Label
The vehicle certification label is permanently located on the driver-s door lock pillar. Refer to this label in order to obtain the following information:
The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
The GVW is the weight of the vehicle and everything the vehicle carries. Include the following items when figuring the GVW:
The front and rear Gross Axle Weights (GAW) must not exceed the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR), front and ear.
The GAW is the weight exerted on one of the axles (front or rear).
Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) plate is the legal identifier of the vehicle. The VIN plate is located on the upper left hand corner of the Instrument Panel and can be seen through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle.
The VIN is comprised of a seventeen-number-and-letter code which provides the following information about the vehicle: