Federal Regulations for CA, IL & NY

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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now validates your truck configuration against state-level federal regulations. We’ve started with regulations for California, Illinois and New York, and will continue to add more states in the coming weeks and months.

Let us know which other states’ regulations you would like to check your truck’s weights and dimensions against.

Remote working enabled

As more and more of us are working from home, some or all of the time, you can now log in on whichever device is convenient to you.

Our technology was already cross-platform (Windows, Apple devices, etc.). Now, due to its cloud-based technology, you can also log in from work or from home, and your calculations are automatically synced between your devices.

Customize your reports

You can now add or edit the logo which appears on TruckScience reports, without contacting our Support team.

You can also choose paper size for your reports, that is US Letter or A4. Paper size is defaulted to the most commonly used paper in your region.

Cab protector or no cab protector?

You can choose a dump or tipper body template with or without a cab protector now.

The Kenworth dump truck above was created using the ‘Dump without cab protector’ template, and the Mercedes-Benz below using the ‘Tipper with cab protector’ template. Note the protrusion from the headboard over the cab.

More validation on dimensions

A trailer’s “kingpin to rearmost axle setting” dimension is now validated against the maximum allowable, where applicable.

The standard configuration of a 53’ trailer in the US is 41’ from the kingpin to the center of the tandems.  But this is not legal in California due to the state’s Kingpin to Rear Axle 40’ restriction.

Cargo Carrying Length is the measurement from the front of the foremost body to the rear of the rearmost body (external). This dimension is now also validated against the maximum allowable. Cargo Carrying Length is known as ‘Box Length’ in Canada and will mostly apply to the twin trailer combination called ‘Super B trains’.  They are mainly used as flatdecks or for aggregates, liquids, etc. In some applications, there is a requirement to stretch out the trailers, as in this example.

Promote your products to the Public library

When saving your products to your Personal or Team library, you can choose to optionally share them to the Public library, for use by other users.

Even if you choose to promote your products to the public library, you can still control whether their description and weights can be edited in other users’ calculations.

Allowing others to edit the description and weights will mean that they can edit the item on their own calculation, but your saved items and calculations will never be affected by their changes.

More help…

We’ve added more contextual help throughout the app. If you are unsure what to put in an input field, just click the ‘i’ information icon to the left of that field for a detailed explanation, such as this one on the Percentage Increment field under the Measurement tab in your Settings.

Big Truck Guide

We partnered with Big Truck Guide to add these state-level federal regulations.

The weight and dimension limits have been compiled from The Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS)’s Illinois Vehicle Code (Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 625, §§5/15-101 et seq.), New York State Department of Transportation’s Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) Permit Program (N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Laws §385 and §386), and California Department of Transportation (Caltran)’s Code of Federal Regulations (CA Veh Code § 35000 et. Seq.).

With a deep understanding of North American size and weight regulations, Big Truck Guide provides consulting services and publishes training materials and reference documents, all around the important topic of truck weight and dimensions compliance.

What next?

We love to hear your feedback about how our Axle Weight Calculator is benefiting your business. But what we value even more is when you tell us what it’s missing. Please pop open the chat, drop us an email or pick up the phone to tell us what else you’d like to see in the app, or how we can improve on what’s already there. No idea is too small!

NTEA Member?

Read about our partnership with NTEA and find out more about discounted pricing for members here.

Not yet a user of our Axle Weight Calculator?

Watch this 2-minute video introduction to the Axle Weight Calculator now, or see more info about the app on our Axle Weight Calculator page.  Or just dive right in and try it for free below!

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