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Truck Scales

truck scale is a large, flat platform used to weigh trucks. They are often used in the solid waste, aggregate, chemical, grain, and construction industries. Truck scales are calibrated to ensure accuracy when weighing trucks.

Rapid 1 Day Deployment

Completion of the installation, including calibration of the truck scale, can be finished in one day after the foundation is constructed and cured.

Pre-fabricated or built-to-specification truck scales are available

We custom build your truck scale and program it to meet your organization’s specifications. Our technicians are trained and certified to service and calibrate most models and brands.

Truck Scale FAQs

A truck scale, also known as a weighbridge, is a large, specialized weighing system used to measure the weight of trucks and their contents. It is typically made up of multiple components, including load cells, a deck or platform, and an electronic indicator or data management system.

Truck scales are important for a number of reasons.

First, they ensure that trucks are not overloading their cargo, which can be dangerous both for the truck drivers and other motorists on the road.

Second, truck scales help companies measure the weight of their shipments, so they can optimize their shipping routes and plans.

Finally, truck scales can also be used to verify the weight of a truck’s load for billing or insurance purposes.

Truck scales are used to weigh trucks and their contents as they pass over the scale. The process typically involves a driver pulling onto the scale and stopping at a designated point so that the truck is positioned directly over the load cells. The driver then waits for the weight to be displayed on an electronic indicator or printed on a ticket. 

Truck scales are highly accurate and can measure weight to within a few pounds. The level of accuracy depends on several factors, including the type of truck scale, the quality of the load cells used, and the level of calibration.

When choosing a truck scale, consider the weight capacity needed, the level of accuracy required, and any additional features that may be useful, such as in motion weighing or remote monitoring.

Proper maintenance of a truck scale includes regular cleaning, calibration, and inspection for damage or wear. It is important to follow any manufacturer instructions and use the appropriate tools and equipment.

When using a truck scale, it is important to follow all safety protocols and use caution when working around heavy equipment. Proper training and protective gear should be provided to all workers.

Common issues with truck scales include inaccurate readings, damage to the scale from heavy loads or harsh weather conditions, and malfunctioning equipment. These issues can often be resolved through proper maintenance and repair by trained professionals.

What Our Customers Say

"There is nothing negative I can say.  American Scale addresses our critical scale breakdowns in less than 24 hours, they don't quit until the job is done, they are knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, helpful with suggestions, willing to do anything for us, build in efficiencies, minimize disruptions to our production, etc., etc. To sum it up, my confidence in American Scale only grows stronger and stronger. I couldn't ask for a better rapport with a company than what I have with American Scale. My expectations continue to grow, and American Scale meets them."
Shannon Miller
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
"I am pleased to say that the technicians with American Scale are always punctual and very professional during all their visits to our plant. I am very satisfied with their service."
Bill Wood
Tyson Foods
"He called, he came, he weighed, he left.  All is well!"
Bryan Nilson
Rebourne
"There is nothing negative I can say.  American Scale addresses our critical scale breakdowns in less than 24 hours, they don't quit until the job is done, they are knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, helpful with suggestions, willing to do anything for us, build in efficiencies, minimize disruptions to our production, etc., etc. To sum it up, my confidence in American Scale only grows stronger and stronger. I couldn't ask for a better rapport with a company than what I have with American Scale. My expectations continue to grow, and American Scale meets them."
Shannon Miller
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
"I am pleased to say that the technicians with American Scale are always punctual and very professional during all their visits to our plant. I am very satisfied with their service."
Bill Wood
Tyson Foods
"He called, he came, he weighed, he left.  All is well!"
Bryan Nilson
Rebourne

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