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New truck scale is portable

HALIFAX, N.S. has launched a wireless scale to help truckers make sure their cargo is safe and le...

HALIFAX, N.S. has launched a wireless scale to help truckers make sure their cargo is safe and legal every time they’re on the road.

Starting at just U.S.$799, the scale can be self-installed in minutes, enabling drivers to know the exact weight of their vehicle and weight per axle anytime, anywhere, with the simple press of a button.

TruckWeight works with any vehicle or trailer with an air suspension system. To activate TruckWeight, the user simply tees a tiny sensor directly into the air suspension of each axle group on their truck’s configuration no parts, wires, or mechanical know-how required. Once calibrated, TruckWeight sends up-to-the-minute weight information to the handheld display, providing truckers with accurate measurements within 150 lbs. each and every time in their choice of kilos or pounds.

"This technology makes life so much easier for truckers," says TruckWeight user Bob Dylan of Laser Transport of the Detroit, Mich. area. "With TruckWeight, I always know exactly how much weight I’m putting on and where while I’m loading. I don’t have to guess anything! I always know my load is safe, and legal, no matter how many pickups I make along the way. It is an unbelievably simple device that saves you time, aggravation, and money. It’s unreal. I love it."

TruckWeight is also small, lightweight, durable, and virtually worry-free, say company officials. About the size of a can of soda, it’s waterproof, weatherproof, shock resistant, non-corrosive, and can withstand temperature extremes ranging from -40C to +70C, they claim. As well, since the TruckWeight system is completely wireless, users can measure their gross weight from either inside the cab, or anywhere within 100 feet of the vehicle.

"Truckers have long been looking for an affordable and simple way to solve the problems associated with overweight loads," said Mike Maloney, VP Marketing,

“TruckWeight helps them meet these challenges by eliminating costs, and putting money back into their pockets. Not only does TruckWeight help them eliminate overweight fines and out-of-route miles, it also helps them ensure they get paid for every piece of cargo they pick up. It takes the guesswork right out of the equation, and provides something that every trucker is looking for on the road peace of mind.”

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