Drive Wheels

What is Drive Wheels?

Drive Wheels meaning in Safety terms is

  • Wheels powered by all of the vehicle’s drive axles. Dual tires are considered as single wheels. The number of wheels is commonly referenced by the terms “4×2”, “4×4”, etc. where the first figure indicates the total number of wheels on the ground and the second figure, the number of drive wheels.


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group