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3 Reasons Your Truck Scale Is Not Producing Accurate Weights

by Sebastian Warren

A truck scale is like a scale you can weigh yourself on, except that it is on a much bigger level. Truck scales are used to calculate the weights of loaded trucks and empty trucks and accuracy is vital. The problem is that a scale may start producing inaccurate readings over time and there are three main causes of this. To ensure that you are complying with the laws by producing accurate weights, you should have your scale examined, maintained, and calibrated at least once yearly.

Foundation Problems

Truck scales are extremely heavy because they are built to withstand a lot of weight. They are also large because they must be big enough to fit an entire tractor truck and trailer on them. Because of the size and weight, a truck scale can have difficulties producing accurate weights if there is any type of problem with the foundation under the scale.

If you are getting a new truck scale, the company installing it will be very specific about the preparation for the scale itself. They will make sure that the foundation is created in a way that will withstand the weight of the scale, and the foundation must also support the weight of the loaded trucks.

If your scale is older and is not giving accurate readings, it could be due to problems with the foundation, including:

  • Cracks
  • Holes
  • Settling

If you have an inspector calibrate your scale and a foundational issue is discovered, you will need to have it repaired. While the inspector may be able to calibrate it accurately, it is not likely that the scale will stay accurate for long. The foundation of a scale is just as important as the scale itself, and the foundation will need to be fixed and maintained on a regular basis.

Debris Inside the Scale

Most scales have cracks or areas with gaps in them, and these areas are perfect targets for debris. Debris can fall out of trucks or can blow into these gaps, and the result of this could be inaccurate scale readings.

To prevent this, you may need to go to sites and hire a scale company to find ways to close some of these gaps. You may also need to schedule cleanings for these areas every month. Anything that gets trapped inside these spots may cause your scale to have problems.

Another issue to consider checking is the ramps on both ends of the scale. Almost every scale has ramps, which are used by trucks to get on and off the scales. If the ramps are not securely in place, they may move, which can also cause inaccurate readings. If this seems to be a common issue you are having with your scale, hire a scale company to bolt the ramps down.

Weather Issues

The weather can also cause problems with truck scales, and one of the worst things for a truck scale is snow. If snow gets next to the scale or under the scale, it may affect the readings produced by the scale. This is a tough problem to solve when it happens because it requires removing the built-up snow and ice and it may be hard for you to reach these areas.

You should also realize that any changes in temperature or humidity can also affect a large truck scale. While all truck scales can lose their accuracy over time, most will last for many years. If your truck scale is getting really old and experiencing frequent problems, it might be time for you to replace it. You can learn more about this by contacting a company that specializes in truck scales.