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Onboard Weighing Solutions For The Logistics Industry

Willetton WA, Australia, Apr-20-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The logistics industry supports inbound and outbound logistics literally carries the weight of the world’s economy, with companies operating in the transport and logistics industry moving goods from place to place as quickly, efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible without compromising on safety.

That’s where onboard weighing solutions play an enormous role.

Transporting heavy loads

Overloaded vehicles not only cause damage to infrastructure, premature wear and tear on the vehicle and excess fuel consumption; they also pose a significant danger to the safety of other road users. To mitigate these risks, there are many strict laws and regulations in place aimed at ensuring the safe and responsible transport of heavy loads – and breaches can result in serious penalties. Legislation includes Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws and SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea).

Payload control

Cost management is a key element of the logistics industry. Operators not only want to keep their own costs down, there is also a knock-on effect on the whole transport chain right to the end user if costs aren’t carefully controlled.

Onboard weighing solutions ensure that trucks are within legal limits and they help logistics companies to be legally compliant and as safe and efficient as possible. These heavy duty yet precise instruments are fitted onto the vehicle and employ a range of weight measurement technologies u to provide accurate and reliable information about gross weight and weight distribution and/or alert either alert operators that they are overloaded.

A big advantage of these onboard weighing solutions is that because they’re fitted to the truck, there’s no need for the vehicle to go to an external weighing station, such as a weighbridge- which may slow down the transportation process. Trucks can be loaded to their optimum weight, with instant information at the driver’s fingertips. What’s more, these instruments provide highly accurate information about axle group weights, total combination weights and payload. This enables operators to have confidence that they’re loading their vehicles properly the first time, maximising their payloads, reducing downtime and optimising their productivity.

Technological advances have further extended the capabilities of these instruments. The advent of wireless digital communications has made the weighing, tracking and billing of freight a much faster, more accurate and traceable process. The units can be fully integrated with smart software which can be customised to a customer’s requirements – and this seamless connection and versatile data management functionality saves time, improves productivity and has positive knock-on effects right along the logistics chain.

Onboard truck scales can be fitted to just about any type of truck, and there are several different systems available which have been developed specifically to suit certain types of vehicle including air-suspension vehicles, bulk tippers, air and spring-suspension vehicles, waste collection vehicles, light commercial vehicles and rigid vehicles.

It’s important that the the correct onboard weighing system is selected for a specific application. For example, if your operation is involved in bulk off-road operations such as quarrying or feed delivery, you would need a system that is specifically engineered for high accuracy in rugged extreme environments.

The logistics, transport and freight industries undoubtedly play a vital role in moving a country’s economy forward. However, it is crucial that operators manage their freight safely and effectively, and to do this, they need to measure it and quantify it appropriately. That’s where onboard weighing solutions come in.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of onboard weighing, talk to the experts at AccuOnboard, Australia’s most experienced and professional weighing company. They can provide world-class equipment that covers all vehicle weighing needs from end-to-end, including overloading prevention. To get in touch, please call 1300 367 861 to find out which of their eight branches is closest to you or visit www.accuonboard.com.au to see their full range of high quality onboard weighing solutions.

Staveley Head One Of The Country’s Leading HGV Insurance Providers Has Said That It’s Possible The Haulage Industry May Be The New Barometer To Assess Fluctuations In The Economy

A Staveley Head spokesman said “Traditionally it was always the motor manufacturing industry that was recognised as the barometer for any economic recession or recovery, but of course we no longer have sufficient motor manufacturing capacity in the UK on which to base an opinion. More recently it has been suggested that the building industry is the new barometer but the agricultural and general manufacturing industries combined contribute a far bigger percentage of the Gross Domestic Product than the building trade. It would seem logical that any function dependent on agriculture and manufacturing would be a more accurate indicator of deepening economic recession or recovery.”

“Hauliers would seem to be the obvious choice. Haulage facilities are needed by both agriculture and manufacturing to transport their produce. In a buoyant market the call for hauliers will increase and conversely in a declining market the need will diminish. Either way, hauliers will be among the first to feel the affect.”

“Due to our substantial involvement in truck insurance we areaware that hauliers are experiencing hard times, like so many other industries, and few are anticipating any upturn in the immediate future; but at least they have the comfort of knowing that when the ‘green shoots of recovery’ do finally arrive they should be among the first to benefit.”

If you want further information about this subject, want to compare HGV insurance or simply want a truck insurance quote Staveley Head will be pleased to assist.

Staveley Head is one of the country’s leading lorry insurance providers and will give you all the advice and assistance you need, including a very competitive truck insurance quote, if you log on to their website.

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Phoenix Machinery Movers wants to add your organization to their long list of satisfied customers!

Phoenix Machinery Movers knows the benefits of having the right tools for the job in the machinery moving industry. The right tools go beyond trucks, cranes, lift trucks and specialized moving equipment. Experience may be the most important asset in the industry and you can be confident that our employees have the “on the job” rigging know-how. We are continually upgrading and training our employees’ skills. At Phoenix, we know that the future depends on our investment in people.

Our heavy machinery experience has awarded us with an excellent reputation throughout the heavy hauling industry. Whether you need a machine moved within your plant, or you are relocating your entire plant across the country, our machinery experts are prepared for the challenge. Our project leaders not only manage the removal, transportation, and setup of your machines, but they also ensure the timely construction of your new plant including the proper foundations & pits. We provide turnkey solutions in mechanical, electrical, piping (hydraulic, air, & water), rigging, millwright services, machinery moving & heavy hauling.

Phoenix Machinery Movers maintains its high standards by keeping up-to-date with machinery manufactures’ specifications. We are authorized installers for many of the well known machine builders. Rest assured that your project is in good hands with one of the few manufacturer recommended machinery installers. Our personnel can disassemble, package, haul, and reassemble your machines based on the manufacturers’ specifications. At Phoenix Machinery Movers our employees meet or exceed both MUST and OSHA 30 Certifications.

We pride ourselves with our investment in heavy hauling & machinery moving equipment. We employ an entire team of qualified mechanics. Our safety records prove our commitment to excellence. Proper maintenance not only ensures safety, but also minimizes any downtime that may result in unnecessary repairs.

Our machinery moving services are not geographically limited to just the U.S. We have experience with our heavy hauling equipment in both Mexico and Canada. We also partner with other highly qualified machine rigging companies worldwide. Phoenix Machinery Movers is well established with several international shipping lines. We are prepared for your overseas crating, packaging and shipping. Let our experienced professionals deal with the red tape that comes along with customs and international brokerage.

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