Everyone in Fort Worth TX refers to the cost of doing business, but nobody really wants to explain what it means. In the trucking industry the cost of doing business can refer to – among other things – maintenance, fueling, weather delays, or to improper weighing of a loaded vehicle. There’s not a lot you can do about the weather or the price of fuel, but there is something that you can do to make sure that your trucks go out in compliance. You’ll not only save time, but you won’t have to pay overload fines or hassle with the DOT. It may be time for you to consider the purchase of a truck weighing scale.

Go or Stay

Whether you are choosing a portable truck weighing scale, or thinking of an installation at your yard, you need to consider the type of truck that you will be weighing, the loads they carry, and the frequency of use. Regulation is not something you want to take your best guess at; you need to have the equipment in place to quickly and accurately weigh your loaded vehicles. Truck scales can come in length from 20 to 100 feet with capacities of 90,000 270,000 pounds. They are also available in single units, or multi-platforms that can deliver a more accurate weight of multi-axle vehicles.

Safety First

Accurately weighed loads are not just a regulatory compliance issue, they are a safety issue. An overweight or improperly loaded truck is a rolling danger to other vehicles. If an overloaded truck is in an accident, and is found to be out of compliance, you may be facing a significant liability suit, in addition to the loss of the vehicle, cargo, and lives. Do the right thing and put safety first when weighing your loads.