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Evaluating in-woods truck scalesAuthor(s): Jason D. Thompson; Dana Mitchell; John Klepac
Source: In: Proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the council on forest engineering; Revolutionary traditions, innovative industries. July 15-18, 2018. Williamsburg, VA
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionTransportation 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.
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CitationThompson, 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.
Keywordslogging, transportation, payload
- Alternative trailer configurations for maximizing payloads
- Better load-weight distribution is needed for tandem-axle logging trucks
- Trucking Characteristics for an In-woods Biomass Chipping Operation
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