Rice Lake Weighing Systems debuts TradeRoute onboard scale

Updated Oct 29, 2012

Rice Lake Weighing Systems has developed TradeRoute, a new onboard scale for the trucking and transportation industry. From feed and grain to minerals, scrap steel, wood pellets, grease recovery and more, the company says TradeRoute is letting drivers bypass local  truck scales and conduct business directly to and from their payload.

TradeRoute is a Legal for Trade onboard scale that operates solely from a parked position where hydraulics are used to engage the scale. Rice Lake says TradeRoute is unlike other onboard designs because its load cells support the vehicle’s load only during the weigh cycle, eliminating the potential for premature load-cell wear from constant engagement.

TradeRoute is designed to install around the frame of many common straight-truck designs using a combination of frame-hugging weigh modules, a stainless steel junction box, and a weatherproof control center that houses Rice Lake’s 920i Indicator/Controller and Epson TM-U295 Ticket Printer. The 920i software adds flexibility to each TradeRoute system, which can be customized to the unique needs of each customer.

“Carriers can get detailed numbers from each stop and are able to store and transmit those numbers back to their office electronically. Not having to handwrite tickets or transpose information is removing a big chance of error and saving a lot of time too,” said Chris Senneff, Rice Lake product manager. “Like any onboard system, just knowing your truck’s weight at any given moment lets you make the most of your capacity without going over. Avoid a few overload fines and this system pays for itself pretty quickly.”

For more information about TradeRoute or other Rice Lake products, visit www.ricelake.com/traderoute.