What do the Commercial Vehicle Acronyms Stand for?

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, a 2.0 Turbo Diesel Commonrail Injection 130ps engine, Long Wheelbase (or L3), Rear Wheel Drive and Dual Rear Wheels”

We would simplify this to: