Air-Weigh has a new low-cost series of on-board scales called QuickLoad that includes trailer and tractor versions priced at $475 and $375, respectively.
They will pay for themselves by eliminating side trips to certified scales and fees that average $23 each, the company said.

The stand-alone trailer version can be installed in about 20 minutes, the company said. The display, electronics and software unit is attached to a trailer's mainframe with fasteners or adhesive and plumbed to the air-ride suspension.

It features a high-resolution touch-screen display with large numbers and icons, and over- or under-weight warnings alert the driver when payload should be reduced to avoid citations or added to boost revenue.

The warnings are bright LEDs that can be programmed for any weight levels, and to shut off in certain times. There4 are built-in weight sensors for single and dual applications, and a low-power battery mode for untethered operation. The seriel data interface can be set to J1939 or RS485 protocols. The unit's enclosure is said to be sealed from the environment.

QuickLoad for tractors includes a digital dash display that can replace the suspension air-bag gauge that many tractors have, or mounted independently. Wires connect to sensors that attach to the suspension.

QuickLoad scales complement Air-Weigh's LoadMaxx trailer and tractor scales that remain available.