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The Cost of an Improperly Loaded Truck

Jul 15, 2021 11:02:49 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Overweight ticket, truck scale, fines, Maintenance, FMCSA

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Drive your business to success: What to know before you take your next load.

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Worry-Free Fleet Management is the Future of Trucking

Jul 8, 2021 3:31:28 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in truck scale, ELDs, logbook, FMCSA, business management, IFTA, CDL

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With the trucking industry projected to grow through the rest of the decade1, so will the need for secure and easy ways to manage them. 

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Can ELDs help companies stay in business?

Oct 3, 2019 4:33:32 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Air Scale, Gross vehicle weight, truck scale, ELD, BIT TPMS

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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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The True Cost of Being Overloaded

Feb 25, 2019 2:25:29 PM / by Brock Nicholson posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Scale ticket, Overweight ticket, BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, Gross vehicle weight, truck scale

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In a perfect world, every truck would be filled to capacity on every run. Shippers would always have a door open when drivers arrived, and trucks would be loaded quickly and evenly every time. You’d never have to worry about things like axle-weights, and the only bears in the woods would be looking for picnic baskets.

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