Every truck driver knows the perils of being overloaded, but many people don’t realize the lost profits that come with being underloaded. Weight is a constant problem for many fleet operators, no matter what industry you’re in. When you’re talking about tons of materials, a few thousand pounds over or under is not really that uncommon, but over time can add up to major losses. A solution to this is knowing your vehicle’s weight at the loading site. Here’s how on-board truck scales improve efficiency and make your operations more cost-effective. How On-Board Scales Pay for Themselves On-board scales are an investment, but over time, you’ll recoup the cost. When factoring the return on investment (ROI) of Air-Weigh scales, consider these aspects:
- No overweight tickets or time spent unloading.
- Increased efficiency by running full loads all the time.
- No extra fuel costs by running extra loads because your trucks were underloaded.
- Data easily available to measure efficiency and profits.