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Scales and Weighing Equipment for Distribution

Properly managing inventory and billing from distribution hubs depends upon documenting and weighing both inbound and outbound freight. The high cost of fuel and the need to meet the demands of overloading legislation means that bulk carriers have to balance the need to maximise payload while minimising the likelihood of unsafe loading.

In addition, we understand that implementing a picking and packing process that slows down picking operations is absolutely not an option. Avery Weigh-Tronix offers a mobile picking solution which aims to drastically improve picking accuracy at the point of pick. 

Avoiding overloading and maximising payload

Exceeding a vehicle’s maximum permissible weight is not only a danger to the driver and other road users; it is an offence which carries with it a range of risks and penalties, from fixed fines to prison sentences. 

With prohibition notices on the increase, the issue of safe and compliant loading is of increasing importance. 

Legislation relating to overloading – including the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Road Traffic Act and the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations – put the onus on both the driver of the vehicle and the operator. Falling foul of this legislation is a costly mistake.

Whatever the size of your operation, we have a solution to ensure safe and efficient vehicle loading. From our market-leading forklift truck scales which can weigh while they are loading, to our mobile axle weighers or our robust weighbridges.

Service options 

We understand that loading safety and compliance are not just a ‘nice to have’, so our groundbreaking Uptime Select™ service plans ensure high uptime levels to keep your systems running while not compromising on safety.

Gross vehicle weights or axle weights?

As well as the risk of loss of license and fines, overloading on gross vehicle weight (GVW) causes increased running costs, damage to roads and increased likelihood of accidents. In some instances, the GVW is not exceeded, but the load may still exceed the maximum permissible axle weight, resulting in an unsafe, uneven load. The only way to ensure that the vehicle’s maximum permissible weights are not exceeded is to weigh it. 

Drivers should check their vehicle’s ID plate, which is usually located in the cabin and gives details of maximum permissible axle weight and maximum permissible gross weight. Loads should also be evenly distributed across the vehicle and weights should be checked (using axle weighers or weighbridges) before setting out. Finally, drivers and operators should familiarise themselves with the legislation to ensure they know and understand their obligations.

Reducing risk and avoiding costly fines

With spot checks and secret road sensors used increasingly to crack down on vehicle overloading, our systems protect your Operators Licence, your employees, other road users and your revenue.

Whilst most offences are dealt with using a fixed penalty notice, overloading convictions can affect the decision of the traffic commissioner to suspend, revoke or renew both a driver’s and/or an operator’s licence. Drivers and operators alike should also be aware of the possibility of prosecutions for dangerous driving, health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter.

Our weighing systems are not only highly accurate but designed to integrate into your existing goods loading processes – providing efficient checks which can help to protect your business, improve health and safety and optimise payload.

Service options

We understand that keeping these systems up and running 24/7 is key to this assurance, which is why our industry-leading Uptime Select™ service plans guarantee a high level of uptime to keep your operation running while reducing the risk of non-compliance.

Managing running costs and avoiding wear and tear

Aside from the risk of penalties, overloaded vehicles cost more to run since fuel consumption is significantly increased. Tyres are more prone to wear, steering becomes more difficult to control and vehicles take longer to react to braking. This can dramatically affect vehicle handling, increase daily wear and tear and increase the likelihood of a costly – and potentially fatal – accident.

Our high accurate weighing systems are designed to integrate into your existing goods loading processes – whether weighing as bulk consignments using a forklift scale as you load, weighing full vehicles using a weighbridge or weighing individual axles, we have a solution to fit. 

Revenue protection and dimensional weight

Whether shipping goods by road, air or sea, having accurate weight and dimension data is vital to charging correctly and protecting profitability. The Express Freight Revenue Protection solution from Avery Weigh-Tronix offers a unique and effective way of capturing freight dimensions and weight while minimising manual capture and input. As the first mobile weighing and dimensioning solution on the market, it provides significant time and cost saving versus manual alternatives. 

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The new approach to servicing weighing equipment

Choose market-leading comprehensive cover. Or ground breaking, fully-inclusive with up to 99% uptime guaranteed. Introducing new, clear, unrivalled service levels for critical weighing operations – only from Avery Weigh-Tronix.

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“Excellent engineers who visit site.”

Associated British Sugar - October 2018

“The installation team were committed and professional during our weighbridge installation”

Cargill - November 2018

“Quick response, engineers knowledgeable and friendly.”

For Farmers - August 2018

“Friendly and efficient service.”

Denholm Seafoods - September 2018

Types of Cover

BridgeCare Total™ and BridgeCare™

Comprehensive, all-inclusive service cover, backed by a groundbreaking uptime guarantee, for weighbridges, axle weighbridges and platforms over 5t

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WeighCare Total™ and WeighCare™

Peace of mind to ensure continuous operation of heavy duty scales.

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