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VIN Decoding Large Commercial Vehicles

The mid-duty and heavy-duty truck segments offer unique challenges to VIN decode properly.   Almost all commercial trucks offer many options to significantly customize and up-fit the vehicle.  These options and up-fits include everything from engines, to axles, to transmissions, to cab types and body types, all of which can substantially change the details and specifications of the vehicle.  (For more information on the challenges of decoding large trucks see our article “VIN Decoding Outside the Light Duty Segment”.)  The customized nature and complexity of these vehicle segments has contributed to their being few commercial VIN Decoding solutions available for large trucks.

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Topics: Mid-Duty, Heavy-Duty, VIN Decode, HD, VINBasic HD


VIN Decoding Outside the Light Duty and Passenger Vehicle Segment


While the light duty and passenger segments encompass a large portion of the vehicles that one might be looking to VIN decode, it certainly doesn't cover them all.  These additional segments each represent huge markets with large direct and allied business opportunities.  As a result, there is a fair amount of interest in services to VIN decode these vehicles. The good news is that the these vehicles are required to have 17-Digit VINs assigned to them by the NHTSA if their function/purpose includes driving, even intermittently, on public roads. However, they can pose a challenge to decode. The reason is the requirements imposed by the NHTSA are less strict and require less data to be captured.  A brief overview on what you can expect from a VIN decode of these vehicle segments is covered in the sections below. 

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Topics: Mid-Duty, Heavy-Duty, Chassis, Fleet, Construction Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Bus, RV