1955-01-01

Weighing Vehicles Static and in Motion By Electronic Scales 550260

VEHICLE weighing is playing an increasingly important part in highway department planning surveys, in addition to its traditional role in helping fleet owners maintain safe loads and in the enforcement of state road load limits.
Described here is a relatively recent electronic method for weighing trucks of all types.
Statically, it can be used for accurate loading of commodities such as cement, at the same time recording empty weight, gross weight, and axle weights. On the road, without the annoyance of weighing stations, it can record truck speed and weight, axle spacing, and individual axle loads.
Constant improvements in equipment, the author reports, eventually will eliminate even the small error now encountered in comparison with static weighing.

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