State Regulations and Internal Standards

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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now validates your truck configuration against regulations for up to 5 states at once, while also ensuring it complies with your own internal standards.

We’ve added regulations for Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin in this release.

If the vehicle you’re building is going to be sold or used in more than one state, you can rest assured that it will be legal on the road in all of those states.

Now, you won’t just have a competitive advantage over the competitors in your state, but over the competitors in neighboring states too!

Internal Standards

There are trucks that are legal on the road, and then there are really great trucks. Great companies set high standards and stick to them.

Now you can define Internal Standards in the Axle Weight Calculator, and validate against those, as well as OEM limits and legislative restrictions.

In the animation above, the user defines minimum and maximum values for Gross Weight on the rear of the vehicle, and Tongue Weight, as a percentage of trailer weight. The app flags any non-compliance with these ‘Internal Standards’.

One can also define valid ranges for frontal area, hitch load, overall length and height, center or gravity, and more.

Now you can be sure that every truck that leaves your lot conforms to the high standards your organization is known for.

Favorite Data Points

We understand that every truck is different. And we know that there are some measurements that you care about more than others.

So now you can pin your favorite data points to the Dashboard, to keep a constant eye on the things you care about the most.

You might want to watch the percentage of Gross Weight on the front axle, or the Hitch Load expressed as a percentage of Gross Trailer Weight. You know best!

Company Notes on your PDF reports

You can define text that will appear on all reports generated by your team. You can use these ‘Company Notes’ to set your customers’ expectations around delivery times, to show payment options, or for a disclaimer.

This animation shows Company Notes being defined in Settings, and thereafter, appearing in the Additional Notes section at the end of your reports.

Utilization and Unused Capacity

We’ve added 2 new values to the Weights table, to show the percentage Utilization of each axle (group) and the remaining or Unused Capacity on that axle. You’ll find these values in the last 2 rows of the table.

Now, at a glance, you can understand which axle is limiting your carrying capacity, and redistribute weight to take advantage of the capacity of your vehicle.

Importing your own drawings

We’ve made it easier to import your own drawings for bodies, equipment and payload. Now when you choose to add a body, you’ll find the ‘Import DXF’ option alongside the existing TruckScience templates and library of bodies.

Importing drawings of your bodies and equipment will take the professionalism of your reports to the next level.

States Coming Soon

Look out for truck size and weight regulations for Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina and Wyoming coming in the next release. If your state is not catered for yet, let us know which ones you’d like us to prioritize next.

Big Truck Guide

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

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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