Axle Load

Logistics Term

What’s an Axle Load?

Axle load refers to the total weight bearing of a wheeled vehicle on the road for all wheels attached to a given axle. The freight axle load or axial weight refers to the weight limit allowed on each axle over the highways. It’s done on various vehicles such as road trucks and semi-trailers. It is an important consideration when constructing roads as exceeding the capacity of a road would lead to damage. There are systems in place to ensure axle load monitoring. Breaking the set axial load attracts charges. First, you are charged a fine for overloading at the weighing station. It also leads to vehicle breakage, which incurs repair costs, and ultimately shortens your truck life span. 

Importance of Adhering to Axle Load Limit

Several benefits are associated with adherence to the axle load. First, it helps avoid fines associated with exceeding the set measurements. Secondly, one can maximize profits by understanding the axial weight, as you can load your truck up to that limit without saving on any weight. Finally, limited visits to the mechanic are also very beneficial. Axle load monitoring system provides remote vehicle diagnostics with an air suspension system, prevents the transportation of unauthorized commodities, and provides registration of locations where the truck is loaded and unloaded. Axle load measurement is best done using an automated axle load control system.

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