LOUISVILLE -- CAT Scale announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it will roll out a smartphone app the first of June, allowing truckers to weigh their rigs without leaving the cab to get a weigh ticket.
Called Weigh My Truck, the app lets drivers pay for the transaction via PayPal and get the weight, including steer, drive, trailer and gross weights, displayed right on their phone. Each weight is verified by the weigh master at the truck stop. The app will also email a PDF copy of the scale ticket or weight information text file to up to five email addresses that the driver specifies.
The app also shows the fee on the phone’s screen and give drivers a choice of whether or not to accept the weight
If a driver needs a hard copy scale ticket they can still get one at the fuel desk within an hour after weighing their truck and using the app.
CAT Scales says typically weighing a truck without the app can take around 20 minutes to as much as an hour if there are lines at the scale and the fuel desk. The app they said can eliminate this time spent waiting.
The app is currently being tested and will be available in June for only Android compatible phones. A version for iPhone and iPad devices will be out by the end of the year. The app will be able to be used at CAT Scale’s 1,450 locations in the United States and Canada.
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