On-board truck scales

A case study of eleven on-board truck scale systems was conducted to evaluate their accuracy and reliability. The payload variation of trucks fitted with scales was compared to that of trucks without scales. Results showed the accuracy of the truck scales varies widely, from an average error of +0.19 tonnes up to +0.68 tonnes. The reliability was also highly variable, with repair and maintenance costs ranging from zero to over $3,500 in the year of the study. The payload variation of the trucks with scales was approximately half that of trucks without scales. The accuracy of six Loadrite systems was also measured and found to be much less than that of the truck scale systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Logging Industry Research Organisation (LIRO)

  • Authors:
    • Jones, G
  • Publication Date: 1993


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01435274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:53PM