Moving Freight and Materials related to the construction industry is a complicated and logistical challenge. Large trucks and trailers are used and the highways of the world are full of them as a result. One of the biggest concerns these large rigs have is their load weight when loaded with materials. Most states and countries have weight restrictions that are enforced by local authorities and the results of going over the allotted weight with an overweight load is a large fine and having to wait while another truck and fork lift arrives to take some of the load from overloaded tractor trailer. Truck scales are the key to preventing this costly delay and large expense. With these scales, a large rig or truck can roll on top of the scale before and after it is loaded and be weighed quickly and efficiently, leaving no question as to the weight of the load in the truck. Any large supplier of lumber, metal or other construction materials should have one of these installed.
These scales come turn key and are available in various designs, platforms and materials to fit just about any company’s budget and space constraints. The scales are available for indoor and outdoor use come with led screens and printer options. The price out starting at just under a grand, so they are very reasonably priced. The question is how can a material and supply company afford not to have one of these scales on site? I think its a no brainer.
If you are in the construction business you understand that the biggest obstacles you face outside of the job itself is logistics. You have to figure out how to get your tools and supplies from the store and shop to the jobsite. This frequently results in several trips a day to the local lumber yard to get those 2×4′s you need to frame out a job or you come up a short a box of nails and have to make a trip to the hardware store to finish the job up. This can be time consuming and if you are doing this in a truck you can be quite limited in how much space you have to put things. Looking for a cargo van for sale on line can help alleviate those issues. With cargo vans and box trucks you pick up that extra space you need to store your tools, both large and small, and you have plenty of room to load up your supplies from the hardware store or lumber yard. Remember, time is money and if you waste a couple of hours a day making several trips to the store you are really flushing time to wrap up the job down the toilet.