Aggregate carriers are concerned that it is difficult to load trucks close to their allowable gross weight while not exceeding the allowable axle weights. A limited experiment was designed to assess whether a fifth wheel on-board scale could assist the driver of an aggregate truck to determine whether the truck's axle weights conformed to provincial axle weight lae. The experiment would provide on-board scale system costs, installation and calibration time and accuracy. The time allowed for the experiment was insufficient to establish long-term reliability of maintenance costs of the scales and no aggregate producer or carrier was prepared to consider redistribution of load in the case where the truck was found to be out of compliance with provincial axle weight law.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    Transportation Technology and Energy Branch, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Billing, J R
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM