Getting a truck properly loaded is almost a science in the trucking industry. There are a lot of tools that help drivers understand how much they are hauling and how to adjust the truck and trailer to fit inside the require weight restrictions for gross and axle weights.
When it comes to scaling trucks, knowing what you weigh can mean the difference between getting an overweight violation and leaving money on the table by not hauling as much as possible. There are a lot of costs to carriers around how much their trucks are loaded. Truck scaling technology has made leaps and bounds over the past few years and getting as much as possible is easier and more accurate than eye-balling the load.
What is the maximum axle weight for trucks?
By federal regulations, a load is overweight when it is:
Today's trucks and trailers are almost all manufactured with air suspension to make the ride as smooth as possible, reduce strain on the truck's drive train, and improve fuel mileage. It's also paved the way for air suspension truck scales and pressure gauges to measure load weight. Suspension truck scales are great because they don't interfere with the trailer raising and lowering to keep a stable ride height. They're also easily installed and replaced, which minimizes the amount of downtime needed to maintain them.
Blue Ink Tech has just been listed as a supplier on weighingreview.com for is onboard truck scale bluetooth sensors.