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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.

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

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

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