How to Plan Your Truck Weighbridge Logistics
- June 2023
- Tuff Track Weigh Bridge
- 3mins Reading
Weighing is an important part of any business. Most goods are sold on the basis of weight or volume. When it comes to the transport business, weight assumes much more importance. It is vital to weigh each truckload properly and accurately to improve business efficiency. How to choose the right weighbridge solutions and truck weighing systems?
Here is a guide to planning your truck weighbridge logistics:
Types of Weighbridges
A weighbridge works more or less like a common bathroom scale but it is designed to take on huge weights. There are different types of weighbridges available. They are pit, above-ground, portable, and weigh-in-motion. Pit weighbridges are placed into a pit. This is good for small sites that don’t need much clearance while above-ground weighbridges are placed above the ground. It is made of steel frames which are easy to install and affordable. This requires ramps for the truck to drive in unlike in pit weigh bridges which don’t need one. A weigh-in-motion weighbridge is different from the other two. It weighs the truck and trailer while both of them are in motion. This type of weighbridge is meant for heavy loads.
Choose the Right Weighbridge
In order to improve the efficiency and productivity of a transport company, it is important to choose the right weighbridge for the site. The factors to be considered are the cost of the machine, the space available, and whether excavations are required for the site. There should be weight stops at every loading location so that new cargo doesn’t cause an overload of the vehicle.
Training of Employees
All employees have to be trained in the proper use of weighbridges. The truck drivers have to be trained to drive onto and off the weighbridge. They can also be taught how to interpret the data.
Proper maintenance is required for the smooth functioning of the weighbridge. A contract may be signed with the maintenance service providing regular service. This will extend the life of the machine effectively saving huge costs to the company. A contract may be signed with the maintenance service providing regular service. This will extend the life of the machine effectively saving huge costs to the company. Regular maintenance should be done regularly- this includes visual inspections, cleaning, weekly weight checks, and calibration. The unit should be cleaned every month with a jet wash.