Unrivalled HGV Overload Protection

TruckWeigh is a genuine game-changer in onboard weighing solutions for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). First pioneered by VPG Onboard Weighing in 2010, the revolutionary solid-state weighing mechanism TruckWeigh is built around is still unparalleled in the industry. Robust, lightweight and easy to install, TruckWeigh helps HGV operators run their vehicles more efficiently, more safely and in compliance with any load regulations.

Competitive in price and with a low cost of ownership, TruckWeigh monitors load distribution at each individual axle, whatever the suspension type. Reliable and accurate overload protection guards against fines for load limit violations - a topical matter for continental hauliers under new, tougher EU regulations - while also supporting payload optimisation for maximum efficiency per journey.

Cutting Edge Sensor Technology

TruckWeigh’s inclinometer-based weighing sensors deliver significant benefits compared to standard spring-based cells. The lack of moving parts in each solid-state sensor means that, once fitted, the system requires minimal future maintenance and recalibration, while consistently achieving weighing accuracy of ±2.5% at 90-100% GVW.

Easy to operate and with enhanced features such as automatic trailer identification and telematics output as standard, more than 35,000 satisfied customers have taken advantage of TruckWeigh’s benefits to date.

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Protect Your Business From Load Infringements

From May 2021, stricter overload regulations and tougher enforcement rules will come into force across the EU, affecting all logistics operators working on the continent. To avoid fines and protect licenses, an onboard overload protection system is vital.

Balancing simplicity, value for money, accuracy and reliability, TruckWeigh provides the ideal solution for HGVs. The system monitors gross vehicle weight and individual axle weight, providing clear visual and audio alerts so a limit breach is never missed. Safety and environmental benefits automatically follow, while payload optimisation can occur within allowances without risk of accidentally slipping over.


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Axle Load Monitoring

TruckWeigh uses combinations of VPG Onboard Weighing’s patented solid state axle transducers and/or air pressure transducers to monitor the loading condition of each individual axle or axle group.


The Big Easy – Fit and Forget

With no moving parts, TruckWeigh systems are not susceptible to wear or slipping out of calibration - common faults in other axle load monitoring systems that rely on springs. Lightweight yet rugged, TruckWeigh offers a fit and forget solution that can easily be installed by trained technicians within four hours. We have approved technical partners in 30 countries worldwide.


Crystal Clear Alerts

TruckWeigh provides clear audio alarms paired with visual alerts displayed on the indicator (available in various languages). There are three alert conditions:

  • Safe: Indicates loads up to 90% of limits for either front or rear axle and total load.
  • Warning: Indicates loads between 90% and 100% of limits.
  • Overload: Alerts the driver that the load has exceeded axle or total vehicle limits.


Trailer Identification

Intelligent system detection means the TruckWeigh indicator unit automatically identifies and integrates with the weighing sensors installed in the trailer, meaning no manual re-configuration is required when trailers are swapped.


Packer Plate Shutdown (TruckWeigh 1155)

On waste collection vehicles and other types of truck with rear loading machinery, Packer Plate Shutdown automatically closes down operation once a gross or net load limit is reached to prevent overloading. 


Multi-trailer HGVs (TruckWeigh 1160)

With support for an unlimited number of axles and no weight limit, the TruckWeigh 1160 system provides an onboard weighing solution for road trains, multi-trailer configurations and vehicles carrying exceptionally heavy loads.


Features and Benefits

  • Accuracy—better than ±2,5% (90–100% of GVW)
  • Gross vehicle and individual axle monitoring
  • Easy to fit to new and existing vehicles
  • Simple to operate, no driver input required
  • Clear visual and audio alerts
  • Unlimited GVW (TruckWeigh 1160)
  • Packer Plate Shutdown (TruckWeigh 1155)
  • Robust for harsh environments
  • Automatic trailer identification
  • CAN bus, RS232 output, telematics output
  • Balance load distribution
  • Maximise payload capacity
  • Reduce vehicle wear and tear and fuel consumption
  • Protect your licence
  • Avoid fines and overload endorsements
  • VCA certified



     OEM versions available

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.