LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Fleets and owner/operators looking to enjoy the benefits of on-board weigh scales but lacking the funds to invest in the technology now have a more affordable, entry-level solution c...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fleets and owner/operators looking to enjoy the benefits of on-board weigh scales but lacking the funds to invest in the technology now have a more affordable, entry-level solution courtesy of Air-Weigh.
The company unveiled its lowcost QuickLoad on-board scale at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
QuickLoad is intended for dedicated tractor-trailer configurations and straight trucks and does not require air suspensions. It shows the “on the ground”weight on an in-cab display and also features a warning light that indicates when a truck is nearing its legal weight as well as an alarm that sounds to alert a driver an axle or the vehicle’s overall weight has exceeded the limit.
It calculates the on the ground weight by measuring suspension loads on the tractor and trailer. The system has also been designed to remain accurate despite changes in altitude, temperature or humidity. The company pointed out the weight of a load can vary by as much as a couple hundred pounds depending on the region it is travelling through due to changes in climate and altitude.
Key benefits of the system are the ability to eliminate miles spent travelling to and from inground weigh scales, improving vehicle utilization. Also preventing just one overweight load ticket will go a long way towards covering the cost of the system.
QuickLoad is available in multiple configurations ranging from tractor-trailers to refuse trucks. It can be purchased for as little as US$400.
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