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What You Need to Know About Obtaining an Overweight Permit

Oct 28, 2022 2:37:27 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, BIT Air Scale, Gross vehicle weight, Fines

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What is the maximum axle weight for trucks?

By federal regulations, a load is overweight when it is: 

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What to look for in an onboard truck scale solution

Oct 20, 2022 8:13:35 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in BIT Air Scale

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Scaling is one of the trucking industry's biggest pain points. Most shippers don't have their own truck commercial weight scales on site and drivers usually have to drive out of the way to find a scale to use. This can be a huge burden for the carrier and driver that costs fuel, unnecessary drive time, and overweight violations.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Special Deals for Truckers!

Sep 13, 2022 8:07:24 AM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Air Scale, BIT Air Scale, Fuel, Saving, Deals, Giveaways, News

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week just started this past Sunday and will continue until Saturday, September 16th. A few companies, including Blue Ink Tech, have announced how they’ll celebrate the week with special deals, giveaways, and recognition. Read to the end to learn more about our special giveaway for this week.  

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The Importance of Air Compressor Maintenance

Nov 11, 2021 7:59:01 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Technology, Maintenance

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Carl noticed something after he got a set of Air Scale on his truck. His readings were inaccurate and then, eventually, both Air Scale stopped working. 

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5 Ways Being Overloaded Cost Drivers

Jul 23, 2019 10:25:16 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Scale ticket, BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, Gross vehicle weight, Truck Scale, Fines, Trucking, Owner Operator

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If you have been driving a truck for any amount of time then you have probably found yourself overloaded at some point. Shippers are moving more cargo faster than ever and many times it is the driver that has to deal with the consequences. With weight limits and road restrictions it's hard for drivers to know how much they are actually hauling. Trying to figure out how much a truck weighs is a job itself. Mechanical pressure gauges read different from trailer to trailer and trying to remember calibrations is almost impossible. If a driver finds out they are overweight the whole day can be wasted trying to fix the issue. Below are some of the cost that are hidden when being overloaded.

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