TruckWeight, a provider of wireless onboard truck scale technology, is now offering customers free software that will allow users of the company’s onboard wireless sensors for mechanical and air suspensions to quickly and easily monitor and record weights. Dubbed the Virtual Weigh Station, the free software may be downloaded from www.truckweight.com.

Using a small TruckWeight receiver with a USB cable that connects to any Windows-based laptop in the cab or desktop computer in the office, weights may then be received from the TruckWeight onboard sensors, according to the company.

In addition, TruckWeight pointed out, that with a range of 500 ft., the software will report and record individual axle weights “with an excellent screen view, as well as gross vehicle weights with an easy touch to change from rig to rig” and automatically generate reports in Excel format.

“Now fleets and owner-operators can record and monitor weights as rigs are loading, unloading, leaving and entering their home base,” said Peter Panagapko, president of TruckWeight. “Loaders can select one or as many rigs as they have and see and record the weights as the trucks are being loaded.”

Panagapko added that logging and refuse operations, which load several rigs at one location can view and record weights at the job site, should find the new software especially attractive.

He noted that the software also gives owner-operators and fleets a convenient way to keep track of safe and legal loading histories.

The easy-to-use software also gives operators the option to tare each individual part load as it is added to the rig, and record the net weight of each dump while keeping a running total, according to the company.

A Virtual Weigh Station user’s manual and video tutorial are also available at www.truckweight.com, under the “Weigh Station Software” tab.

TruckWeight Air Suspension Sensors measure both temperature and pressure to provide per axle group weight and gross vehicle weight. All measurements are accurate to within 0.3% of GVW. One air suspension sensor is required per axle group or per leveling valve. Two sensors are required if the truck is equipped with leveling valves, one for each side of the truck.

TruckWeight Mechanical Suspension Sensors provide measurements to within one to three percent of GVW by accurately measuring the deflection of the axle or spring and providing per axle weights. TruckWeight Mechanical Suspension Sensors work on the fork arms of front-end loaders, refuse trucks, on pay loaders, walking beam suspension systems and rigid trucks.