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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now validates your truck layouts against regulations for Canadian provincial legislation, including Ontario SPIF, Quebec and Quebec Thaw Period (la période de dégel).
The program also validates against both weights and dimensions limits for Canadian MOU.
Steerable Lift Axles
Prior to this, the Axle Weight Calculator treated all pusher and tag axles as non-steering. Pusher and Tags can be defined as Steering or Non-Steering now.
And the Turning Radius calculation had been enhanced to distinguish between the two.
More Organization Standards
We’ve added more Organization Standards.
Now you can define acceptable minimum and maximum values for
- Payload center of gravity
- Swing clearance
- Weight on the trailer kingpin
- Utilization, for example, to understand the percentage of the vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating that is currently being utilized, that is “Vehicle Gross as % of GVWR”, etc. Use this to flag scenarios where you may be able to use a vehicle with a lower GVWR, and potentially save money for your customers.
Choosing Lift Gates and Pintle Hooks
When you’re choosing a Lift Gate or Pintle Hook / Coupler to add to your layout, you can now view the type of the available items (for example, ‘Cantilever’ or ‘Tuckaway’ Lift Gates, or ‘Underslung’ or ‘Conventional’ Coupler) in the list of available items.
The ‘Swap Vehicle’ button has moved to a more prominent position above the drawing, so you can find and access it more readily. Use the ‘Swap Vehicle’ function if you wish to change the vehicle in the current calculation, but leave everything else as is.
In the past, you could see from the color-coding and warnings if there were a problem, but it may not have been clear how to fix it. Now, simple tips will pop up when a change can be made to make your layout compliant. Watch out for these in the bottom left of your screen.
We are already working on adding regulations for the remaining provinces in Canada. These will automatically appear in your Settings as they become available.