Air-Weigh designs tractor-trailer scale for small fleets

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Air-Weigh has expanded its 5800 Series of onboard scales to include a model designed for small fleets and owner-operators. The Dedicated Tractor-Trailer Scale is installed permanently in the dash and calibrated to each suspension on the vehicle; by running the trailer suspension air line to the dash, there’s no need for a separate trailer scale, the company says.

The two-inch-gauge display automatically shows the steer, drive and trailer weights on one screen; a single button press displays GVW and net payload weights. A 12V alarm output is standard and allows connection of an in-dash or exterior light or buzzer to warn of near-legal weight limit or over-legal weight on any axle or GVW.

The scale is designed to provide the ability to weigh while loading, eliminating the costs associated with leaving the loading site under or overweight. In addition, there are no more wasted hours-of-service time, missed delivery schedules, wasted out-of-route miles and fuel, or waiting in line to rework the load, according to Air-Weigh.

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