Bridge Law

Top View
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We’ve added a ‘Top View’ to our Axle Weight Calculator app this month.  Now you can see a bird’s-eye view when configuring vehicles, designing bodies, planning loads or reviewing Turning Radius. To toggle between Top View and Side View, click the Elevation icon on the right of the vehicle drawing. When adding vehicles, equipment, trailers…

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Share Calculations
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You can now share your TruckScience calculations with other salespeople, engineers, upfitters or customers.  And the good news is that you can share with anyone for whom you have an email address!  They do not need to have a subscription to TruckScience, and can be within or external to your organization. You’ve told us you…

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Swap Vehicles
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Here’s a quick look at what’s new in our Axle Weight Calculator app this month. Swap Vehicle When you’ve configured a vehicle with body, equipment and payload, you can swap out the vehicle chassis now, rather than having to start over.  Simply click on the Vehicle icon, then the Swap Vehicle icon and select another…

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Center-Axle Drawbar Trailers
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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now calculates axle weights and turning radius for center-axle drawbar trailers, attached to a straight truck by hitch. Read on for more about this month’s new features, watch a short video about the app on the right of this page, or register for a free trial of our Axle Weight…

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Adding Pusher and Tag Axles
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With the latest release to the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator, now you can add second steer, pusher and tag axles to your truck, and see their effect on axle weight distribution, bridge law, etc. Read on for more about adding axles, watch a short video about the app on the right of this page, or…

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Bridge Formula Weights Calculator
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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now includes a Bridge Formula Weights Calculator.  To register for a free trial of the Axle Weight Calculator, click here now. Why Bridge Formula? Bridge Formula Law was enacted in order to protect highway bridges.  When it comes to bridges, axle spacing is as important as axle weight. The stress…

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TruckScience & Load Xpert compared
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We’re often asked how our Axle Weight Calculator compares to Load Xpert. TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator and Load Xpert’s Axle Load Calculation programs are both used to calculate axle loads, maximum payload and U.S. bridge formula.  While there are a lot of similarities between the programs, here we address some of the differences, as we understand them. Features of Load…

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Is the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator an alternative to TrailerWIN?
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We’re often asked if our Axle Weight Calculator is an alternative to TrailerWIN.  Here we address some of the similarities and differences between the 2 programs, as we understand them. How TruckScience and TrailerWIN are similar As with TrailerWIN, one can use TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate truck axle weight distribution, bridge formula, optimal payload,…

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How To: Design a Curtainsider trailer on a truck tractor using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
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Login To follow this guide step by step, please login to the  Axle Weight Calculator. Please remember to use Internet Explorer, as the app is temporarily unavailable in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers. Open a vehicle The first thing you need to do is open a vehicle for which to build the trailer.  Use…

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How To: Design a truck with a refrigerated body using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
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Login To follow this guide step by step, please login to the  Axle Weight Calculator. Please remember to use Internet Explorer or Firefox as the app is temporarily unavailable in Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Open a vehicle The first thing you need to do is open a vehicle on which to build the body. …

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