An overloaded vehicle is not safe because it can negatively affect the road surface and the environment. The chances of a bulk haulage truck that has been overloaded getting an accident are very high, so it is a danger to humans. The truck will be unstable, and therefore it will be difficult to steer. These overloaded trucks consume a lot of fuel and need maintenance on a regular basis. Most transport companies have gone ahead to install onboard scales on their haulage trucks. Onboard truck scales are a modern technology used in weighing different loads. Here are some of the advantages of onboard truck scales:
Cost-Effective and Saves Time
These truck scales will save your business money and time. This is because these scales weigh the loads while they are in the vehicle, hence saving you the trouble of weighing the goods after off-loading them. The onboard systems will ensure that you do not go looking for truck scales in other locations. This will therefore save you time since the measurements are taken on the spot. You will not also waste fuel because you do not need to make trips in order to locate a weighbridge. With the high fuel prices, you would not want to spend more on fuel. Onboard systems are also cost-effective because of the fact that you would not lose any stock. Overloaded trucks are always prone to stock loss. With the onboard systems, you can rest assured that the trucks will reach their destination with the same volume of goods that they departed with. With time, you will notice that installing onboard scales was a worthy investment. This is because using them will help your business save a lot of time and money.
With these onboard systems, you are sure that your customers will be fully satisfied with your services. This means they will always use your transport company whenever they want to transport goods in bulk. The customers have no doubt that they are receiving what they had already paid for. Some measurement techniques do not give accurate results of the load. Therefore, with these systems, you are sure of the results you get since there is no guesswork or approximation. You will get the exact weight of your goods. If your customers are satisfied with what they get, they can refer many people and this is therefore good for your business.