Tag: onboard scale

For many types of trucks, knowing the loaded weight is important for operating safely and maximising payload whilst avoiding fines for overloading. There are two ways that a driver can determine the approximate loaded weight — either by driving to an in-ground scale, or using on-board scales. On-board scales use either load cell technology or pressure readings from air suspension to calculate the weight on the vehicle axles. Operating the truck at its optimal payload ensures that the owner minimises his running costs whilst maximising his profit.

Scales and Software

It is through his company 5280 Waste Solutions in Denver, CO, that Bill Bradley developed awareness for the need for software solutions addressing transportation planning, management, and logistics to address the inefficiencies he sees inherent in solid waste operations. Bradley represents a multitude of operations seeking to turn the numbers

Scales and Software

It is through his company 5280 Waste Solutions in Denver, CO, that Bill Bradley developed awareness for the need for software solutions addressing transportation planning, management, and logistics to address the inefficiencies he sees inherent in solid waste operations. Bradley represents a multitude of operations seeking to turn the numbers

The Benefits of Going Custom

The Benefits of Going Custom

Humans produce waste. In fact, roughly 680 million tons of refuse is generated in the United States each day. And as the population continues to increase, so does waste production, making refuse management a real challenge.
Managers work day in and day out trying to minimize the impact of waste in

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

Onboard Scales and In-Ground Scales: Use Both for Best Results

Onboard Scales and In-Ground Scales: Use Both for Best Results

Onboard scales and collection software, while productive tools for MSW districts, are still not perfect, especially the onboard scale part of the package. Steve Graham, vehicle segment manager with the Columbus, OH, office of Mettler Toledo, says that onboard scales can lose their proper calibration as waste trucks travel more

An Easier Sell—Smart Truck Supplement

An Easier Sell—Smart Truck Supplement

There was a time when Richard Pearlman had to explain to operators in the municipal solid waste industry what GPS was. There was a time when truck operators had no idea what an onboard scale was or did. Those days are gone. The drivers and managers of solid waste districts

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Whether or not the flap of a pair of butterfly wings inevitably caused recent weather events will never be known, but what is known is that countless human lives were changed forever in October 2012 by a late season hurricane named Sandy-and by the painful aftermath. As power is restored,

All in a Day’s Haul

All in a Day’s Haul

Today’s heavy equipment trailers are more than a match for the needs of grading and excavation contractors. In fact, with so many options and features, sometimes choosing the right equipment can seem a daunting task. But manufacturers and dealers are more than ready to play matchmaker, it’s just a matter

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