Yes it looks like we will starting with 2013 models from the Big Three. Be nice when you see 15,000 lb rating you know its there. Not just one trying to best the others..
Think this is a good start, But also need do do the same on HP and all Ratings.
I'm already betting it will add two or three pages to the warranty disclosures on new trucks also In some cases it may mean a manufacturer will have wording saying "the rating is only this much" but we will still honor our warranty if you tow X amount or in other cases "the rating is X amount but your warranty will only cover XY amount of weight.
Not at ALL sure it's a good thing to have that same kind of honesty in towing specs we currently have with EPA mileage figures (we all know how accurate those are)
2011 F-150 HD Ecoboost 3.5 V6. 2550 payload, 17,100 GCVWR - 2004 F-150 HD (Traded after 80,000 towing miles) 2007 Rockwood 8314SS 34' travel trailer
US Govt survey shows three out of four people make up 75% of the total population
The specs are still performance oriented, but it does put all manufactures who agree to it, on the same footing. Otherwise IMHO, it is still a toss up as to IF the ratings will still allow one to meet ones own views as to if a rig is rated appropriately, of which my dmax is not!
05 Chev CC D/A LS Dooley
92 Navistar dump truck, 7.3L 7 sp, 4.33 gears with a Detroit no spin
00 Chev C2500, V5700, 4L80E, 4.10, base truck, no options!
92 Red-e-haul 12K equipment trailer
3 Single axle utility trailers