Alliance scale weighs in motion

John G Smith

Alliance Scale’s new axleWeigh-in-Motion truck scale will dynamically weigh each axle and print a receipt with individual axle weights and totals without requiring a driver to stop.

Vehicles pass over the scale at about 5 km/h while the unit calculates weights regardless of lengths or configurations. Drivers then enter their known tare weight or a truck ID to recall a stored tare weight, or use a two-pass weighing method. The controller then calculates gross, tare, and net values, and can also provide a .csv file with job numbers for every transaction.

Features include factory-calibrated load cells and a preprogrammed indicator, and the company says the results are repeatable within an average of 0.5%. The scales can also be installed on a gravel driveway rather than requiring a ramp.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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