Logging Trucks

The forestry industry relies on logging trucks to haul timber over short and long distances. But moving massive, heavy trunks in rugged forest environments is far from straightforward even if it is only to transport timber from the felling site to storage. Fleet managers and operators rely on accurate on-vehicle weighing to ensure loads are stable and safe on uneven ground as well as on the road.

VPG Onboard Weighing has been at the forefront of on-vehicle load monitoring technology for several decades. For logging trucks and their operators, our solutions range from sheer overload protection systems that ensure loads don’t go over safe and legal limits, to legal-for-trade certified systems for accurate billing on the move.

Coping with Growing Challenges

The weight of timber varies greatly according to factors such as tree type, age, growing conditions, humidity, how dry the wood is and much more. That makes the risk of overloading ever present. And as pick-up locations are usually remote, on-vehicle monitoring is essential, otherwise loads could be carried back to weighing areas dangerously over the vehicle’s limits.

At the same time, accurate on-vehicle weighing helps to optimise efficiency by ensuring limits are used to their max, reducing the number of trips and therefore boosting profitability while lowering carbon footprint. VPG Onboard Weighing offers systems that perform both functions, overload protection and payload optimisation. Both our high accuracy load-cell based solutions and unique patented inclinometer-based systems are suitable for all types of trucks used in the logging industry - rigid, articulated and trailers.

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Logging truck loading timber

Products and Systems

BulkWeigh logging truck
TruckWeigh for the Hook Logging vehicles
VPG Connect for logger trucks
5th Wheel and Air system for logging trucks
Shear Pin load cells on logging trucks

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.