How to calculate axle weights
How to calculate axle weights 780 325 TruckScience

In this short article, we explain the formulae for calculating axle weights, and take you through a simple example. Axle Weight Distribution Formulae To calculate distribution of weight on the front and rear axles of a truck, use these simple formulae: Let’s take an example Step 1: Determine the Wheelbase You will find this on the…

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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
Save Individual Components 726 265 TruckScience

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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TruckScience finishes 2nd in Google’s Adopt A Startup!
TruckScience finishes 2nd in Google’s Adopt A Startup! 1024 683 TruckScience

TruckScience finished in 2nd place in the grand final of the Google Adopt A Startup program on Tuesday of this week, taking home €5,000 in Adwords credit. 8 Companies, 8 Pitches The final took place in Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, where 8 companies pitched their developed business plan and results of the program to members…

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Google Adopt A Startup 2016 Launch Party
TruckScience into last 8 in Google’s Adopt A Startup 2016!
TruckScience into last 8 in Google’s Adopt A Startup 2016! 1024 682 TruckScience

TruckScience has been selected to compete in Google Adopt A Startup’s international final in Dublin next Tuesday.  To say we’re excited would be quite the understatement! Adopt A Startup For the past 12 weeks, we have been participating on the Adopt A Startup program, alongside 29 other companies wishing to enhance and accelerate their digital strategies. The…

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Vertical center of gravity calculation rigid tanker FMVSS CMVSS 105
Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations
Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations 840 282 TruckScience

The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now calculates overall vertical center of gravity of rigid vehicles. Vertical centers of gravity for body, payload and overall are indicated on the drawing FMVSS 105 and CMVSS 105 Combined vertical centers of gravity of completed vehicles must be stipulated on Incomplete Vehicle Documents (IVD) in U.S. AND CANADA, to…

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Mass Distribution Sheets
Mass Distribution Sheets for Type Approval in Ireland
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TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator program produces Mass Distribution Sheets, which are a legal requirement for Whole Vehicle Type Approval of heavy goods vehicles in Ireland. Mass distribution amongst axles Type Approval European Communities Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) consists of a series of tests carried out on a prototype vehicle and on the production process used…

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Google adopts TruckScience
Google adopts TruckScience 1024 683 TruckScience

We are delighted to have been selected by Google as one of 30 companies for its Adopt a Startup program. The program will provide us with 12 weeks mentoring and 3 dedicated Googlers who will assist us to develop our business strategy. We are incredibly excited at the prospect of 3 months of hands-on support and…

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New Features in TruckScience Today – Add axles and more!
New Features in TruckScience Today – Add axles and more! 680 299 TruckScience

We are releasing some new features, as well as improvements to existing ones, today.  Read on for more on what to expect. Lift axles, Drop axles, Pusher axles, Tag axles, … You can now add auxiliary axles to a truck.  You can add Second Steer axles, Pusher axles and Tag axles and specify whether or…

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TruckScience & Load Xpert compared
TruckScience & Load Xpert compared 1024 372 TruckScience

We’re often asked how our Axle Weight Calculator compares to Load Xpert. TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator and Load Xpert’s Axle Load Calculation programs are both used to calculate axle loads, maximum payload and U.S. bridge formula.  While there are a lot of similarities between the programs, here we address some of the differences, as we understand them. Features of Load…

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