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Evaluating in-woods truck scales

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

In: Proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the council on forest engineering; Revolutionary traditions, innovative industries. July 15-18, 2018. Williamsburg, VA

Description

Transportation can account for half the cost to deliver wood to a mill. Contractors seek to maximize truck payload to increase productivity and minimize cost. One method to ensure a maximum payload is to utilize in-woods truck scales. In-woods scales allow the contractor to maximize payload while not exceeding legal limits. Additionally, measuring axle weights allows a contractor to determine whether alternative loading techniques would yield a larger load or avoid over/under axle loads. This paper reports on in-woods truck scales and a field evaluation of an onboard truck scale system.

Citation

Thompson, Jason D.; Mitchell, Dana; Klepac, John. 2018. Evaluating in-woods truck scales.  In: Proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the council on forest engineering; Revolutionary traditions, innovative industries. July 15-18, 2018. Williamsburg, VA. 9 p.

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