New Vehicle Weighing Laws - Mettler-Toledo

2 Static vs. Dynamic Weighing

Static vehicle weighing A static weighment is the traditional way to complete a legal-for-trade weighing transaction. The vehicle pulls for- ward onto the scale and, once all the axles of the vehicle are on the scale, the vehicle comes to a complete stop. The driver may exit the vehicle to enter a scale house or use a kiosk to complete the weighment. The driver provides information about cargo and the weight is determined. The driver may then receive a paper or electronic ticket for the weighment. Once the transaction is complete, the driver pulls off the scale and proceeds to pick up or drop off the load. Meanwhile, other trucks to be weighed may be idling while waiting in line.

Total Weighing Time: 60 Seconds

Dynamic vehicle weighing Dynamic weighing improves legal-for-trade weighing transactions. A vehicle pulls forward onto the scale and conti- nues at a constant speed over it. Once all of the vehicle’s axles are on the scale, the weight is determined and then displayed to the driver on a scoreboard. If a fault has occurred, the fault is also displayed to the driver. If previously stored contact information for the vehicle is available, the vehicle can be automatically identified and the electronic ticket sent. The driver simply continues driving over the scale and proceeds to pick up or drop off the load. Meanwhile, other trucks drive over the scale in succession. They are not forced to idle or wait in line. These and other benefits of dynamic weighing are described in detail in the next section.

Total Weighing Time: 20 Seconds – 3x Faster!



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