Originally Posted by Kevinwak
Basically most 3/4 ton trucks are either rated at 9900 or 10,000 pound gvw. This is not due to the capabilities of the axles, in most cases, but more due to government restrictions in some areas. There are states that don't allow driving a truck rated over 10,000 gvw without a commercial drivers license. This is where the 3/4 ton comes in. Often just as capable as its 1 ton equivalent, but derated to meet licensing requirements.
The majority of US States are at 25,000+ GVWR before they get interested in a CDL.
And most of them exclude drivers of Personal RVs, Farmers, Military Personnel, rented Moving Trucks and Fire Fighters.