Pickup trucks come in different shapes and sizes, and their weight entirely depends on the make and model. On average, a common pickup truck can weigh up to 3 tons, equivalent to 6,000 pounds.
The gross vehicle rating or GVWR, which determines the maximum allowable weight for pickup trucks in the U.S., indicates that a half-ton pickup truck averages 8,500 pounds or less. Modern trucks have a higher average, with most of them weighing between 5,000 and 9,900 pounds according to their make and model. A three-quarter-ton truck can carry between 8,500 to 9,900 pounds, while a one-ton truck can likely weigh in over 9,900 pounds.