2011 California Code
Vehicle Code
Section 471

CA Veh Code § 471 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

A pickup truck is a motor truck with a manufacturer s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 11,500 pounds, an unladen weight of less than 8,001 pounds, and which is equipped with an open box-type bed not exceeding 9 feet in length. Pickup truck does not include a motor vehicle otherwise meeting the above definition, that is equipped with a bed-mounted storage compartment unit commonly called a utility body.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 652, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1998.)

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