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Optimizing Payload
Optimizing Payload 1024 524 TruckScience

Being able to carry more load makes a truck more efficient. Today’s webinar, ‘Calculating Axle Weights: Optimizing Payload’ covered how to calculate maximum achievable payload, as well as optimal payload placement. It included a live demo of the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator, using Class 3 and Class 8 vehicles. Watch It Back Watch it back…

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Tutorials for Calculating Axle Weights
Tutorials for Calculating Axle Weights 770 329 TruckScience

This month, we’ve added tutorials to help you get the most out of the Axle Weight Calculator app, allowed you to define payload in terms of volume or weight, and provided a way to copy payload items. Express Payload by Weight or Volume When specifying individual payload items, first choose between Weight and Volume. If…

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Modifying Your Vehicle To Optimize Bridge
Modifying Your Vehicle To Optimize Bridge 1024 577 TruckScience

The addition of Pusher and Tag axles increases the load-carrying capacity of a truck, while remaining within axle limits for Bridge. Today’s webinar, ‘Calculating Axle Weights: Modifying Your Vehicle To Optimize Bridge’ covered the reasons for adding pusher and tag axles, as well as when and how to do so. It included a live demo…

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Pusher and Tag Axle Weights
Pusher and Tag Axle Weights 1024 447 TruckScience

We’ve just made it easier to find the vehicles and bodies you’re looking for, and added a more detailed breakdown of axle weights when lift axles and trailers are added. Read on for more details on the latest update to our Axle Weight Calculator. Detailed View of Pushers and Tags We’ve added a ‘Chassis’ view,…

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Calculating Axle Weights: Gathering Your Info
Calculating Axle Weights: Gathering Your Info 1024 573 TruckScience

Before we can calculate axle weights, we need to gather weights, dimensions and center of gravity information for our truck, body and equipment. Yesterday’s webinar, “Calculating Axle Weights: Gathering Your Info”, covered the information required and how to find it. It included a live demo of the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator, using Class 3 and…

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Axle Weight Calculations File Management and Sharing
Sharing & Folder Management
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With the increasing volume of calculations being saved and shared in our Axle Weight Calculator, the time has come to make managing these calculations more straightforward. Managing Your Saved Calculations Now you can organize your saved calculation into folders, making large volumes of calculations easier to organize and find again later. The calculation description has…

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Axles, Axles, Axles
Axles, Axles, Axles 1024 339 TruckScience

We have been receiving lots of requests to simplify the process of specifying curb weights when adding pusher and tag axles, and to show more bridge groups in the Bridge view. So this month’s release is all about the axles! Defining Weights and Axles We’ve combined the Weights and Axles tabs into one much more…

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Import your own bodies to calculate axle weights
Import your own bodies to calculate axle weights 780 361 TruckScience

Today’s release adds the ability to import drawings of your own bodies from dxf files, to take your printed reports to the next level. If you use CAD software (such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks) for design and drafting, now you can export 3D models to 2D drawings, then import them into your library in the…

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Import AutoCAD .dxf drawing of truck equipment to calculate axle weights for work truck
Import your own equipment
Import your own equipment 780 290 TruckScience

Now, if a component you require is not in the library, you can import a DXF drawing, and the equipment or load item will be saved in your library, to be dropped into future calculations. Many of our Axle Weight Calculator users had been asking to import their own DXF drawings, to add equipment such…

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B-train Weight Distribution
B-train Weight Distribution 1024 355 TruckScience

We’ve added the 2-trailer B-train, B-Double or ‘Interlink’ combination in today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator. With B-Double combinations a common sight on Australian roads, this feature is just in time for our visit to the Brisbane Truck Show next week! A B-train combination consists of a truck tractor followed by 2 semi-trailers, each…

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