Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use
Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use 1024 604 TruckScience

“Don’t Make Me Think” Steve Krug’s famous first law of usability, “Don’t Make Me Think”, informs every decision we make when we’ve got our design hats on at TruckScience. Our mission is to make the app so easy to use, and everything you need in it so easy to find, that you never find yourself…

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Calculate Axle Weights with a Crane
Calculate Axle Weights with a Crane 1024 479 TruckScience

When we receive a query about how to do something in our Axle Weight Calculator, rather than address that user’s request by email, we try to add it here for everyone’s benefit.  Today, we received a query about adding a crane to a calculation. Start with a vehicle To start with, you’ll need to open…

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Calculate Axle Weights for Semi-trailer
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Now you can use the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weight distribution for a semi truck with a semi-trailer.  This much sought-after feature is being released in an update to our Axle Weight Calculator today. We’ve added semi-trailers in response to requests from users all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Thailand,…

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Bogie Split
Updates to Axle Weight Calculator: Bogie Split, etc.
Updates to Axle Weight Calculator: Bogie Split, etc. 1024 403 TruckScience

We released another update to our Axle Weight Calculator on Monday. If you’re working on a vehicle with a pusher or tag axle, you can now calculate the distribution of weight on the pusher, tag and driven axles (or the ‘bogie split’). This feature was added in response to requests from users in Canada, Ireland…

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Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator!
Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator! 1024 361 TruckScience

We recently released our all-new, redesigned Axle Weight Calculator. What’s new? User-friendly interface Everything about our new app has been designed with the user in mind.  Steve Krug’s “Don’t make me think” philosophy, a common sense approach to web usability, has inspired our design from start to finish. Cross-platform compatibility The previous version of our Axle…

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How to calculate Bogie Split
How to calculate Bogie Split 1024 521 TruckScience

Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates distribution of weight or mass over front and rear axles.  It will soon calculate the distribution of weight over each axle of a tandem bogie. In the meantime, here’s how you can do it manually. Note relevant measurements To perform this calculation, you will need to identify: Bogie Spread Dimension Distance…

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Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers
Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers 1024 463 TruckScience

Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates hitch loadings, in order to calculate transfer of weight from the trailer to the vehicle.  While we do not currently display this value explicitly on the weight report, you can follow these steps to calculate hitch loading for your trailer design.  If you have not already done so, you can…

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TruckScience featured at Trading Online Voucher seminar
TruckScience featured at Trading Online Voucher seminar 1000 408 TruckScience

TruckScience was a featured case study at the Local Enterprise Office’s first regional Trading Online Voucher seminar, held at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon today.  There was a large turnout of local businesses interested in getting online or improving their presence online. Minister Naughten’s Opening Address. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate…

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Case study: Lifford Coachworks
Case study: Lifford Coachworks 1024 473 TruckScience

Founded in 1977, Lifford Coachworks is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of refrigerated bodies in Ireland.  We spoke to Managing Director, Michael McElchar, about how the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator has been helping him in his business. Superior Quality Everything that is manufactured at Lifford Coachworks is produced with the greatest attention to detail,…

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Save Individual Components
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In response to feedback from our valued Axle Weight Calculator users, we have today added the ability to save individual components to the user profile, for reuse across calculations. Now a user can add a body or ‘Other Accessory’ to a vehicle, specify values for the dimensions, weight, horizontal and vertical center of gravity of…

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