We’re back at the NEC for Fleet Live next week and if last year is anything to go by it could be an interesting couple of days.
Exhibiting at events like Fleet Live is very important when your product is of a technical nature.
Mass market products with several suppliers all selling identical items can easily be bought online. Just find the company selling it cheapest and place an order.
But where the product is more technical then a face to face conversation is essential.
Frequently clients have a good idea of their needs and even strong opinions about the best solution. But there is more than one type of axle weighing system and not all are suitable for every application.
|Axtec OnBoard Load Indicator - See it at Fleet Live|
So Googling what you think you need then buying the cheapest one on line could turn out to be costly mistake.
For instance, operators with vans out on the road all day with ever changing loads, any sort of system in the yard probably wouldn’t be the best option.
Overloading a van can have serious consequences. It affects all the major components – brakes, suspension, tyres etc.
Vehicles that have been involved in accidents can be weighed to establish if overloading was a factor and it has been known for insurance to be invalid if they are found to be overweight.
But preventing van overloads need not be expensive or complicated.
Axtec OnBoard shows front, rear and gross weights permanently on a simple to read colour display.
Drivers do not have to remember their legal weights as the system does it for them.
Legal weights are shown in green, anything over 80% is shown in amber and overloads are automatically highlighted in flashing red.
There are no manual controls making the system simple to use and drivers cannot say they don’t know how to use it. They simply have to look at it.
And whilst you can pay for a full calibration if that’s what you need, every system can be reset by the customer saving vehicle downtime and money.
So if avoiding overloads is a priority for you this year come and have a chat with us on stand H8 at Fleet Live at the NEC next week.