Haulage in the forestry and logging sector comes with its own unique challenges - rugged off-road collection environments, considerable variation in size and weight of logs, transportation over long distances with heavy weight loads.

Onboard weighing is a mandatory tool for timber hauliers, helping them get the load balance right first time so they stay safe and legal while maximizing payloads. With several decades of experience at the forefront of the technology, VPG Onboard Weighing solutions provide the accuracy, reliability and efficiency clients depend on, making us the industry’s number one trusted partner.

Technology to Cope with Many Variables

With so many variables affecting timber loads, vehicle overloading can happen all too easily. Size, age, tree type, humidity and growing conditions all impact on the density and weight of wood. In remote forest pick-up locations, hauliers only have their onboard weighing system to make sure loads are within their vehicle’s weight limits and are stacked safely.

VPG Onboard Weighing systems deliver robust solutions drivers can rely on as their only line of defence against overloading. But more than that, our innovative, industry-leading solutions are designed to ensure every load is the maximum possible within safe limits, and distributed evenly for optimum efficiency. That way, our products also help timber transporters boost efficiency by reducing trips, cut their carbon footprint and ultimately maximize payload profitability - much more than just a side effect of our focus on safety.

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VPG Connect | Safety First Remote Monitoring

The location of onboard weighing system displays has long posed a problem to drivers. If the monitors are in the cab, it is difficult for drivers to watch loading at the same time, which helps to make sense of the data. If screens are mounted on the outside of the truck, there is a high risk of accidents occurring if timber slips during loading and an operator is in close proximity.

That is why VPG Onboard Weighing has developed VPG Connect - a remote monitoring solution that links our 1155 weighing systems to a mobile device via WiFi. With a live data feed being sent to their smartphone or tablet, drivers can stand a safe distance away during loading and unloading without missing a thing. In addition, VPG Connect serves also as a telematics solution, sending live data to fleet managers for coordinated monitoring of vehicle location, job times, load weights and any safety or compliance red flags.

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VanWeigh units are worth their weight in gold!

Nick HatchettStores Supervisor, Booth Dispensers Ltd, UK

I have just ordered our fourth VanWeigh system in two years for our growing fleet of VW Crafters. VPG Onboard Weighing fitters are polite, courteous and well trained in their knowledge of the units being fitted. Vehicles are left clean, tidy and ready for work. 

The VanWeigh units themselves are worth their weight in gold. There is no fiddling about to add up weight, just load the vehicles and the unit does the rest. Drivers can see straight away if they need to alter their load to spread the weight.