Air-Weigh announced that Kalyn Siebert, a subsidiary of Heil Trailer International, has made the Air-Weigh trailer scale standard on its heavy-haul-trailers. All Kalyn Siebert heavy-haul trailers will include a factory-installed Air-Weigh trailer scale with an LED overweight warning light. When adjusting the suspension slider, drivers can use the warning light to tell when the load is distributed properly over the axles, according to Air-Weigh.
In addition to saving time during the loading process, Air-Weigh onboard scales eliminate the need for weighing at an inground scale, according to the company; drivers will reduce or eliminate in-ground scale fees, reduce out-of-route miles driving to the in-ground scale, and increase the productive portion of hours of service.
Air-Weigh, based in Eugene, Ore., says its onboard trailer scale shows actual on-the-ground trailer axle weight on a convenient backlit digital display, and that the trailer scale can be used by itself or with an Air-Weigh onboard tractor scale to display all of the tractor-trailer axle weights and GVW.