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Sorcha O'Grady

Adding Pusher and Tag Axles
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With the latest release to the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator, now you can add second steer, pusher and tag axles to your truck, and see their effect on axle weight distribution, bridge law, etc. Read on for more about adding axles, watch a short video about the app on the right of this page, or…

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Bridge Formula Weights Calculator
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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now includes a Bridge Formula Weights Calculator.  To register for a free trial of the Axle Weight Calculator, click here now. Why Bridge Formula? Bridge Formula Law was enacted in order to protect highway bridges.  When it comes to bridges, axle spacing is as important as axle weight. The stress…

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TruckScience at MegaTrans 2018
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Tony Hodges, of Laws of Motion, will be demonstrating our Axle Weight Calculator at the MegaTrans 2018 show taking place in Melbourne from tomorrow. Approved Vehicle Examiner Tony is an Approved Vehicle Examiner (or Engineering Signatory), specialising in heavy and commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and machinery. Approved Vehicle Examiners (AVEs) are used by the…

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Tea at the President’s House
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I was delighted to be invited to Áras an Uachataráin on Friday, to a reception to celebrate Female Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Creativity and the Sustainable Economy.  Life is indeed full of surprises! So Presidential Áras an Uachataráin (or ‘The home of the President’) was completed in 1751 and has been the home of the Irish president since…

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Calculate Axle Weights with Full Turntable Drawbar Trailer
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Now you can use our Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weights and maximum payload for a straight truck with Full Trailer.  You might also know this as a rigid truck with Drawbar trailer, or even Dog trailer, if you’re in Australia. With the update to the app today, you can add a hitch to a…

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Calculate Axle Weights with Multiple Payload Items
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With the update we’ve released to our Axle Weight Calculator today, you can place multiple items of payload, or cargo, on your truck, and see their effect on axle weights. Detailed Payload This image shows a semi truck and trailer, with pallets of cement placed along the payload deck.  As with bodies and equipment, you can drag and…

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Truck Size and Weight Compliance Scorecard
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We’ve added a Size and Weight Compliance Scorecard to our Axle Weight Calculator this month.  Now, at a glance, you can see if your vehicle design complies with commercial vehicle size and weight laws. Compliance Scorecard In the animation above, watch how changing the body position or increasing the payload turns a tick to an…

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Turning Circle Calculator
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We’ve added a Turning Circle Calculator to our Axle Weight Calculator this month.  Many jurisdictions now impose manoeuvrability criteria to the vehicle approval process, so calculating Turning Circle is a big deal. Where to find Turning Circle? Use the buttons on the right of the Axle Weight Calculator to switch to the turning circle view. What…

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What We Shipped In 2017
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In 2017, we set out to make our apps easier to use, on more devices, for more users, in more markets. We shipped 8 releases and grew the total number of markets that use our apps to 24.  As the sun sets on 2017, let’s look back at the highlights of what we shipped in the…

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Add your standard equipment to the ‘Other’ category
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Today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator allows you to request any item to be added to the Equipment library, in the ‘Other’ category. Add Equipment to the library Existing Equipment categories are Crane, Fifth Wheel, Fridge and Taillift, but you may of course have need for many other items, such as Aerokit, Bullbar, Fuel…

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