Taking a truck on the road every day requires regular maintenance and repairs to keep it in tip-top shape for future loads. With these essential costs, the last thing you need is income loss on product deliveries due to dirty truck scales. Multiply that by an entire trucking fleet and you’ve got a real revenue problem on your hands.
Luckily, understanding how dirty truck scales cost you money can help you remedy the problem, keeping trucks on the road and money flowing into your business.
Incorrect Weight Readings
It’s hard to believe that a simple, inaccurate reading due to a dirty scale could cost you thousands of dollars in expected revenue each year. It happens to many businesses, but it doesn’t have to be this way. By scheduling proper truck scale maintenance by a professional scale company to ensure that scales stay clean and calibrated, you’re one step ahead for a more lucrative year.
Dirt, moisture, and debris present costly deterioration to the steel components of your truck scale if not addressed properly. This can result in friction, shorting the lifespan of the scale, while also causing false readings. As the condition of steel declines, scale components must be replaced to maintain scale reading accuracy. Debris must be removed and binds relieved to help prevent further wear and tear. A professional scale technician can also provide a grease treatment to these components to increase the lifetime of the parts.
Rust and Corrosion
Moisture is never an element you want to add to your truck scale. Since dirty scales tend to hold on to moisture, it’s crucial to keep truck scales dirt and moisture free, drying them out to prevent corrosion, rust, and other damage that can occur in electrical systems. It’s important to remember that replacing corroded or rusted parts is generally not as cost-effective in the long run as cleaning the scale and conducting regular maintenance. And while you’re performing a check-up, it’s always best to test your pumps in the pit to ensure they remain in working order.
Put Your Truck Scale to Work for You
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