1- What are the benefits of a reliable truck scale?
For many businesses, a truck scale acts as a cash register and is an essential component of their success. Truck scales can help with inventory tracking, shipping and logistics compliance, avoiding overload fines, weight verification, axle load safety and Legal for Trade weighing. Truck scales can also save time by weighing materials all at once. When you invest in a truck scale, you should trust that it will perform reliably for at least a generation, if not longer.
2- What site considerations should you plan for when deciding where to place a truck scale?
When planning where to install a truck scale, you will want to consider the traffic flow of your operation, the best location for a foundation, electrical and conduit requirements, soil conditions and drainage, ease of maintenance and accessory locations. Be sure there is adequate room around the scale to perform maintenance and to ensure driver safety. Consider the amount of space needed to accommodate a line of trucks. Creating a flow map to plot out traffic patterns, marking where trucks enter the site, load and/or unload material and exit the site will help ensure there is plenty of room for drivers to maneuver.
3- How can you ensure long life expectancy for a truck scale?
To ensure your truck scale has a long life, a regularly scheduled checkup every six months is recommended. Every vehicle scale should be calibrated and tested by a state-licensed servicing agent with no less than 25,000 pounds of certified test weights. Foundation maintenance is also extremely important—small cracks can grow quickly if not treated. Keeping your scale site properly prepared, inspected regularly and diligently maintained will help your truck scale endure the test of time.