TruckWeigh® 1160 FAQ


Is it a weighing system?

No, TruckWeigh 1160 is an overload protection system which is accurate to within ±2.5% at between 90-100% of gross vehicle weight.

How often does it need to be calibrated?

Thanks to our patented "fit and forget" technology, TruckWeigh 1160 does not require any further recalibration unless there are any physical changes to the vehicle.

Can it connect to other on-board vehicle systems such as telematics?

Yes, it has both serial RS232 and 3rd party CAN ports for connecting to other systems such as telematics, or even on-board OEM systems.

How long does it take to fit?

Depending on the number of axles and the type of vehicle it typically takes 4-8 hours to fit and calibrate.

Does it work on all types of suspension?

TruckWeigh is suitable for most supsension types including steel springs and most air suspension variants. 

How many axles will the system work with?

TruckWeigh 1160 works on rigid and articulated vehicles with any number of axles of almost any suspension type.

Is it possible to swap/interchange tractors and trailers?

Yes, TruckWeigh 1160 works with any tractor/trailer combination and is completely interchangeable. 

Will the system work for vehicle combinations with more than one trailer such as road trains?

TruckWeigh has been designed to work with an unlimited number of simultaneous trailers, making it ideal for large road trains.

What size of vehicle will TruckWeigh 1160 work on?

TruckWeigh 1160 is suitable for vehicles of any size or gross weight.

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.