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Commercial Vehicle Acronyms

Here is a list of the most common acronyms used for commercial vehicles:

  • SCC: Single Chassis Cab
  • DCC (or D-Cab): Double Chassis Cab
  • P/V: Panel Van
  • DCiV: Double Cab in Van
  • SWB / MWB / LWB: Short Wheel Base (L1) / Medium Wheel Base (L2) / Long Wheel Base (L3)
  • LWB-EL: Long Wheel Base, Extended Length (L4)
  • ELWB-EL: Extra Long Wheel Base, Extended Length (L5: Chassis Cab only)
  • SRW: Single Rear Wheels
  • DRW: Double Rear Wheels
  • FWD / RWD / AWD: Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive
  • LCF: Low Cargo Floor (FWD)
  • FDR: Final Drive Ratio
  • TDCi: Turbo Diesel Common Rail injection
  • HPCR: High Pressure Common Rail
  • SLD (DSLD): Side Load Door (Dual Side Load Door)
  • LF / HF: Low Floor / High Floor (used for FWD / RWD)
  • LR / MR / HR: Low Roof / Medium Roof / High Roof
  • OSS: One Stop Shop


Example of acronyms in use:

“A Double Chassis Cab with a: Gross Vehicle Mass of 3500kg, a2.0 Turbo Diesel Common rail Injection 130ps engine, Long Wheelbase (or L3), Rear Wheel Drive and Dual Rear Wheels”


We would simplify this to:



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