Tractor Trailer

Long distance freight haulage fuels our modern economy. On the road networks spanning nations and continents, this vital link in the logistics chain is driven by the real heavy hitters of the highways - the big heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) that every kid dreams of driving.

Carrying massive loads over such long distances, and doing so safely and efficiently, is no easy feat. VPG Onboard Weighing is here to help. We are Europe’s leading supplier of on-vehicle weighing systems designed for overload protection, payload maximisation and optimised load distribution for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes. With high levels of accuracy and reliability baked in, our systems provide robust safety and compliance protections, especially when it comes to avoiding axle overload, as well as fleet-wide telematics support.

Optimise Payload and Load Distribution

No fleet operator wants to send a truck thousands of miles with space to fill. Underused capacity is not only lost revenue, it also means that goods are not being transported as efficiently as they can be, pushing up costs. But at the same time, trying to push payloads too far risks overload fines and safety threats. For trailer trucks, this is especially relevant in relation to maximum axle weights and load distribution.

VPG Onboard Weighing solutions are designed to help HGV operators get the right balance between overload protection and payload optimisation. Our groundbreaking inclinometer-based systems are versatile enough to measure individual axle weights, net payload weights and GVW simultaneously, providing pinpoint accuracy in real time. We also offer traditional load cell-based products, which are easy to use when swapping trailers.

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Peace of Mind for Fleet Managers

HGV fleet managers have to navigate a minefield of regulations, ranging from legal load limits to health and safety. With trucks set out for days or weeks at a time covering huge distances, they need systems in place to guarantee compliance and reliable performance from every vehicle and every driver, all of the time.

Our on-vehicle overload protection systems provide drivers and fleet managers alike with all the information they need to ensure vehicles comply with load regulations at all time. The combination of ultra-accurate weighing and clear dashboards and alarms for the operator is backed up by telematics support, giving fleet managers invaluable oversight. Ultimately, keeping vehicles within safe limits not only avoids fines, it also reduces wear and tear and potentially helps to reduce insurance premiums, so has a positive impact on the bottom line, too.


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.