Understanding the Interface
Take a few minutes to understand the truck weight and CG calculations. See where to find the vertical CG of your truck. If you are not using the full capacity of the chassis, maybe you could use a lower-spec chassis to achieve the desired payload?
Using the Library
TruckScience is backed by a library of OEM chassis specifications, as well as specs for standard bodies, equipment and payload items. You can add specs for your own products and optionally share these with distributors, or ask us to add truck specs for you.
Modifying a Vehicle
Modifying the truck’s wheelbase, or adding Pusher and Tag axles, can increase the load-carrying capacity of the vehicle, while remaining within axle limits.
The vehicle manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), Gross Axle Weight Ratings and legislative limits all affect the payload capacity of your truck. Watch this video to learn how to edit your truck’s GVW or an axle’s rating or regulation limit, and how this will affect the maximum permissible weight.
The TruckScience program validates your layouts against 3 ‘pillars of compliance’ – OEM chassis ratings, the regulations for roads in your jurisdiction, and the high standards your own organization wishes to maintain.
Verifying your designs against road regulations ensures that your vehicle not only complies with manufacturer limits, but can be operated legally on the roads in your jurisdiction. Watch this video to learn how to choose the regulations against which your configuration will be verified. You can choose multiple states or permits at once.
Defining Organization Standards ensures that your designs comply with the best practices adopted by your organization. Watch this video to learn how to define the minimum percentage weight that may be carried on the front axle, the maximum height for the overall CG, or rear overhang as a percentage of wheelbase.
Customizing the Interface
Adding your company logo to reports, switching between Imperial and Metric measurement, and highlighting measurements that are important to you and your customers, all help to deliver a more professional service.