Definitions for "Weight distribution"
Keywords:  axle, payload, truck, tires, vehicle
The percentage of the vehicle gross weight on the front wheels and on the back wheels, or the percentage on each wheel.
That portion of the total weight of a vehicle, including equipment and payload, that will be supported by each axle and tire. Proper distribution of total vehicle weight is critical to the service life of components such as the frame, axles, springs, bearings, and tires and therefore one of the most important requirements in selecting the right truck for your customer's particular job.
The percentage of total gross weight of a vehicle or combination that is supported by each axle; also, the determination of the amount of the total weight of body, equipment and payload weight transferred to each axle; proper weight distribution is essential to correct selection of load-carrying o components and efficient operation.