The taxable gross weight of a vehicle (other than a bus) is the total of:
Actual unloaded wieght of a vehicle is the empty weight of the vehicle.
A trailer or semitrailer is treated as customarily used in connection with a vehicle if the vehicle is equipped to tow the trailer or semitrailer.
Fully equiped for service includes the body (whether or not designed for transporting cargo, such as a concrete mixer); all accessories; all equipment attached to or carried on the vehicle for use in its operation or maintenance; and a full supply of fuel, oil, and water. The term does not include the driver; any equipment (not including the body) mounted on, or attached to, the vehicle, for use in handling, protecting, or preserving cargo; or any special equipment (such as an air compressor, crane, or specialized oilfield equipment).
The taxable gross weight of a bus is its acutal unloaded weight fully equipped for service plus 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.
The weight declared for registering a vehicle in a state may effect the taxable gross weight used of figure the tax.
However, special temporary travel permits do not include permits that are issued for your vehicle if the total amount covered by those permits is more than 60 days or (if issued on a monthly basis) more than 2 months during a taxable year.
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