Most people interested in trucks want to know now much power they have. While horsepower and torque are good statistics to check out, so are payload and towing capacities. While they can be related, they do measure different things.

Payload capacity is how much weight a truck can carry in its cabin or bed, with the weight of any passengers included in this amount. Payload is determined by subtracting the weight of the vehicle from its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

Towing capacity refers to how much weight a truck can pull. At Auto Solutions in Maryville, TN, there is actually a wide range of abilities that our vehicles have. Some of the smaller trucks can easily haul at least a few thousand pounds but are limited to five or six thousand pounds. Heavy duty trucks may be able to tow over 10,000 pounds.