Load Distribution Calculator

How to calculate axle weights
How to calculate axle weights 780 325 Sorcha O'Grady

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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What We Shipped In 2017
What We Shipped In 2017 1024 248 Sorcha O'Grady

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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TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use
Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use 1024 604 Sorcha O'Grady

“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
Calculate Axle Weights with a Crane 1024 479 Sorcha O'Grady

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
Calculate Axle Weights for Semi-trailer
Calculate Axle Weights for Semi-trailer 1024 563 Sorcha O'Grady

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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Axle Weight Calculator
Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator!
Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator! 1024 361 Sorcha O'Grady

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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calculate Bogie Split
How to calculate Bogie Split
How to calculate Bogie Split 1024 521 Sorcha O'Grady

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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Hitch Loadings on Trailers
Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers
Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers 1024 463 Sorcha O'Grady

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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Case study: Lifford Coachworks
Case study: Lifford Coachworks 1024 473 Sorcha O'Grady

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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Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations
Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations 840 282 Sorcha O'Grady

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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