With the awareness of mass management and overloading, weighing of commercial vehicles and transport trucks should now be at the fore front of businesses globally. As recently as 1 October, 2018 Australian transport laws were changed and businesses are now required to comply with CoR Mass Management and are required to have an integrated vehicle weighing solution into their safety management system.
In retrospect, knowing your trucks axle weights, groupings and total weight will inherently not only improve the safety of your drivers and overall operations, but will also assist in reducing maintenance issues associated with overloading.
And there are many options available, such as commercial weighbridges (although these do require a lot of real estate to operate), slimline axle weighers (caution – as many imported variants are not calibrated) and portable truck scales.
Whatever your choice of transport scale, ensure you are purchasing the right weighbridge or truck scale and do not be confused between ‘certified and not certified for trade use’. The easiest way to remember the difference is:
If the weight of product will determine a charge, then the scale must be ‘certified for trade use’ however this only applies to a small sector of businesses: such as, metal recyclers etc..
However, for the purpose of CoR Mass Management and good practices, most businesses will only require a system that will be used as a control point to measure axle weights and or axle groupings for compliance purposes, whereby ‘not certified for trade use’ is accepted.
With over 88 years of weighing industry experience Trakblaze have the knowledge and industry proven products including one of the smallest axle weighers ( Force1 ), which is extremely accurate and even capable of weighing a truck & trailer in under 12 seconds.
Trakblaze, even have one of the most accurate slimline portable truck scales on the market which was designed conjunction with law enforceforce agencies and today used globally by sub-contractors, major transport companies, concrete companies etc.. The Truckmate portable truck scale starts at approximately 18mm high and contain 20 independent high accuracy load cells in each pad and available in both wired and wireless connectivity.