Onboard Axle Load Indicator

Multi-drop loads, with their constantly changing weight distribution can easily catch drivers out leaving them at risk of an axle overload.

Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws, which were introduced on 1 October 2018, are not so much about driver offences and more about accountability of off-road parties.

CoR is intended to make sure that everyone in the supply chain shares responsibility for ensuring compliance with the law. If you or your company are named as a party in the chain of responsibility, someone who exercises (or has the capability of exercising) control or influence over any transport task, then you have an interest in making sure that every vehicle that leaves the depot is compliant with all legislation. Failure to do so may result in a range of legally enforceable penalties – from vehicles being impounded to significant personal and company financial penalties and even prison sentences.

OnBoard axle load indicators should be an integral part of any Safety Management System (SMS).

By constantly displaying axle and gross weights, drivers know they are complying with Mass Load limits and are able to distribute their loads safely and legally at all times.

From light vans to 32-tonners, the simple colour-coded display has no manual controls which means no driver training and nothing for them to break.

Optional outputs are available to vehicle tracking systems, and data storage.

TWS has formed a strategic alliance with UK company, Axtec, the world leader in onboard axle load indicators. TWS provide sales, installation and ongoing support of Axtec in Australia.

Since their formation in 1991, Axtec, a privately owned and managed, UK based world leader in axle weighing and load monitoring solutions have gone from strength to strength by offering innovative products backed by unrivalled service. Having formed a strategic partnership with Transport Waste Solutions Australia, Axtec products are currently utilised in helping several state utility companies meet their Chain of Responsibility obligations, by providing accurate and reliable vehicle load information in real-time as vehicles perform their day-to-day operations.

Axtec’s first product was a dynamic axle weighbridge which is used by agricultural, distribution, transport and waste management companies to maximise their loads whilst ensuring they operate within the law. As it is certified for commercial, public and enforcement use, it is also used by the governmental agencies responsible for enforcing those laws.  Axtec’s dynamic weighbridge will fully automatically weigh all road-going vehicles, including abnormal loads, as they drive over it, and determine both individual axle and gross vehicle loads. A 6-axle articulated lorry can be weighed in under 40 seconds.

The innovative Axtec OnBoard Axle Load Indicator was introduced in 2007 and is used to provide real-time information to the drivers of thousands of vehicles from 3.5t van-based derivatives through to 26t and 32t rigids.

Axtec OnBoard provides the driver with information on axle and gross vehicle loads via a very simple, easy to read, colour coded bar graph display. Visual and audible warnings can prompt the driver when overloads are present, whilst load data can be simultaneously written to the built-in logger and transmitted to a tracker system. The colour touch screen can automatically display images from rear-view or side-mounted cameras and can be set to dim when the vehicle is in motion. All of these functions take place with absolutely no input from the driver, so he is not unnecessarily distracted and can focus on his daily tasks.

Transport & Waste Solutions

Since May 2018 Transport & Waste Solution has installed and calibrated hundreds of units from 4×2,6×4,8×4,10×4, Mechanical suspension, air bags, independent front-end suspension.

Customers from large fleet organisation to State Government Utilities and Local Government.

References can be provided on request.

For further information contact:

Chris Coleman, Transport & Waste Solutions Pty Ltd.

Tel: 0439 667 382   Email chris.coleman@twsaust.com.au   Web www.twsaust.com.au