* 3.2.3 Sound level. The cab interior sound level shall be no greater than 84db(A). The
vehicle exterior sound level shall conform to EPA Noise Emission Standards for Transportation
Equipment, Medium and Heavy Trucks.
3.2.4 Curb weight. The curb weight shall include the weight of the chassis, cab and body,
with all attachments, accessories, and equipment; and a full complement of fuel, lubricants and
3.2.5 Gross vehicle weight. The minimum gross vehicle weight (GVW) shall consist of curb
weight; operator weight (computed at 175 pounds); and a payload, distributed as specified in
3.2.6, to provide not less than the minimum GVW specified in table II. In addition, the actual
GVW rating of the vehicle furnished shall exceed the minimum GVW specified in table II when
required to provide a payload capacity not less than that specified in table II.
TABLE II. Minimum GVW and payload.
3.2.6 Weight distribution. The distribution of GVW for the purpose of establishing
suspension, axle, and tire capacities shall be determined with the payload uniformly distributed
over the vehicle body load area.
* 3.2.7 Ratings. Vehicle ratings shall be the manufacturer's published ratings. Component
and vehicular ratings shall not be raised to meet the requirements of this specification. When
published ratings are not available, verification of ratings shall be available to the engineering
office of the procuring activity.
3.2.8 Overall width. The overall width of the vehicle, exclusive of tires and safety related
items such as mirrors, lights and reflectors shall be not more than 96 inches. The width over the
tires shall be not more than 100 inches.
3.2.9 Accessibility. The design of the vehicle and optional equipment shall permit access for
routine servicing and shall permit access for replacement and adjustment of component parts and
accessories with minimal disturbance of other components and systems.