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LoadMaxx scales maximize Tree Product’s profit

LoadMaxx scales maximize Tree Product’s profit

Tree Products Hardwoods has been delivering quality lumber, plywood, and mouldings to markets throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1978. After partnering with another regional wood supplier in 2014, which expanded their inventory and market area, the company...

A scale in your hand – The LoadMaxx app

A scale in your hand – The LoadMaxx app

  We’re firm believers in efficiency and finding ways to work smarter to increase profit. That’s why creating an app for our scales was a natural next step for making vehicle weights easily accessible to drivers, loaders, and back office managers. The LoadMaxx app is...

BinMaxx front loader scale now powered by the Cloud

BinMaxx front loader scale now powered by the Cloud

BinMaxx Cloud is here. BinMaxx Cloud is an intuitive, economical solution for commercial waste haulers to revolutionize the way they look at customer retention and acquisition. With no monthly fees, and no data storage fees, BinMaxx Cloud is the lowest cost solution...

Why Weight Matters

Why Weight Matters

The many reasons why commercial vehicle weight matters aren’t always so apparent. There are the obvious reasons like avoiding overweight fines and penalties, but that is just one of the many examples that fall under a much larger umbrella labeled “waste”. The weight...

The Cost of Overweight Fines by State

The Cost of Overweight Fines by State

  Last year, the Rhode Island State Police issued a $57,000 fine against Bay Crane Northeast for carrying seven times the maximum load on a flatbed truck. Rhode Island has one of the highest fines for overweight tickets in the nation. A truck company can be fined $65...

What is the ROI with an on-board scale?

What is the ROI with an on-board scale?

  Every truck driver knows the perils of being overloaded, but many people don’t realize the lost profits that come with being underloaded. Weight is a constant problem for many fleet operators, no matter what industry you’re in. When you’re talking about tons of...

Why refuse scales are gaining in popularity

Why refuse scales are gaining in popularity

Waste management is a growing industry. Each day, the world produces about 3.5 million tons of refuse, so this growth trend will continue. For some time, there has been an ongoing industry debate about the effectiveness of on-board refuse scales. The tide seems to be...

Company Saves $260,000 First Year

Company Saves $260,000 First Year

Commercial waste collection is a no-nonsense business. The hours are long, the competition is fierce, and operating overhead can quickly eat up a company’s profits. Under these relentless market conditions, Leck Waste Services, a regional refuse company from Ivyland,...

How is Air-Weigh different from an air gauge?

How is Air-Weigh different from an air gauge?

Some customers confuse electronic, on-board scales with mechanical air gauges, but that is really like comparing apples and oranges. Air-Weigh scales for air suspensions are accurate to within 1 percent of a DOT-certified scale, and, with practice, drivers get closer...

Increasing gas prices costing drivers even more at the scale

Increasing gas prices costing drivers even more at the scale

The price of gas has recently surged to its highest level in three years. While anyone filling a tank may notice this hike, the trucking industry in particular is sure to find a sizeable bill uptick. An increase of 20 cents in truck stop fuel prices leads to an extra...

Weight watch – 40% caught in surprise inspection

Weight watch – 40% caught in surprise inspection

This week's featured article covers a story written about a surprise inspection that occurred recently in the state of Nebraska. A good reminder that inspections can happen at anytime. Keep reading the whole story here, click for...

How LoadMaxx can benefit your Mechanical Suspension Trailer

How LoadMaxx can benefit your Mechanical Suspension Trailer

Previously only available for air ride trailers, the popular LoadMaxx trailer scale is now being offered for trailers with spring suspensions. This on-board trailer scale records trailer weights that can be viewed on a rugged touch screen trailer display, or can be...

Why you should use an on-board scale for your Flatbed trailer

Why you should use an on-board scale for your Flatbed trailer

The design of a flatbed trailer makes it ideal for carrying large, heavy construction items such as machinery components, pipe and lumber. Current improvements in the economy are correlated with an increased demand for these goods as more people are building houses...

New LoadMaxx for Spring Ride featured at DSU Truck Expo

New LoadMaxx for Spring Ride featured at DSU Truck Expo

Join Air-Weigh at the DSU Truck Expo and Vendor Fair Air-Weigh will be joining thousands of manufacturers at this year’s DSU Truck Expo. This year, you have an opportunity to see our LoadMaxx tractor/trailer scale as well as witness a demonstration of a new on board...

Check your vehicle’s weight, without the interruption.

Check your vehicle’s weight, without the interruption.

Loading large, heavy equipment doesn't leave much room for going back and forth between vehicle and job site. While you're loading, you don't want to stop in the middle of your job to check weights via an in-cab display or monitor. You need an easy and clear way of...

How Texas plans to crack down on overweight trucks

How Texas plans to crack down on overweight trucks

Texas lawmakers are increasing commercial vehicle enforcement across the state by putting more funding towards the operation of weigh stations. Overweight trucks are causing road damage to occur at a much faster pace and are increasing road maintenance costs for the...

Unlock lost profit with BinMaxx

Unlock lost profit with BinMaxx

According to EREF, tipping fees increased nationwide at an average 6.5% in 2017. http://bit.ly/2BzzE0e Regions that are seeing the most dramatic increases are looking for ways to better manage their waste operations. Running an efficient operation could mean the...

TMC 2018 show report – Smart Trailers take center stage

TMC 2018 show report – Smart Trailers take center stage

The dust has settled, and we’ve now had a week to reflect on our time at TMC 2018. The sold out exhibitor floor was buzzing with the latest advances in trucking, as new technologies continue to be realized. Among the expected conversation of autonomous trucks and...

The Unique Partnership Revolutionizing Excavation

The Unique Partnership Revolutionizing Excavation

Aarcomm is the most recent integration partner we have welcomed to the Air-Weigh family. Their hand-held remote control technology is increasing the efficiency of hydro-excavators, and together, our two companies now offer a one-of-a-kind weight solution. Download the...

3 Reasons Why Underloading Costs You Money

3 Reasons Why Underloading Costs You Money

Weight – it’s a significant issue facing trucking companies and owner/operators today. You need to ensure that you're neither overloaded, nor underloaded, as both end up costing you money. We discussed some of these issues in a previous blog post, particularly...

Lightweighting – Maximize your ROI

Lightweighting – Maximize your ROI

In trucking, it’s all about the payload. More freight hauled for a given level of resources means more profit, but a few recent industry trends have worked against this. Fleets are falling subject to increased weight regulation and enforcement, while their trucks are...

The potential costs of over and underloading

The potential costs of over and underloading

Depending on how long you’ve been a truck driver, you’ve likely come upon a situation where you were overloaded at least once. It’s actually quite easy for some vehicles to become overweight without the driver, fleet manager, or anyone else noticing. Warehouse...

LoadMaxx spring ride showcased at 2017 NACV

LoadMaxx spring ride showcased at 2017 NACV

Air-Weigh was fortunate to be among this year's exhibitors at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta. NACV was THE place to see revolutionary designs and technological advances shaping the future of trucking. Among the many exciting...

Waste Expo 2017 Exciting announcements and future releases!

Waste Expo 2017 Exciting announcements and future releases!

May 15th, 2017 Waste Expo 2017 was filled with exciting news and inspiring direction. Air-Weigh was thrilled to be among influential players in an industry that is adopting sustainable practices and technological advances. While at the show,  it was announced that...

LoadMaxx now available on the Geotab Marketplace

LoadMaxx now available on the Geotab Marketplace

May 9th, 2017 It was announced that LoadMaxx is now available through the Geotab Marketplace! To learn more, click here for the Geotab press release. To find Air-Weigh on the Geotab Marketplace, click here.   – The Air-Weigh Team Direct Sales: 888.459.3444 Email:...