3-Tips for Improving Haul Truck Efficiency

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The expansion of haul truck efficiency and extended off-highway equipment service life can significantly boost revenue in the short term and over the truck’s lifespan.

The correct truck body for off-highway haulage can significantly increase productivity and profitability for your business. Standard OEM truck bodies’ productivity may be limited due to factors such as volumetric capacity, weight distribution, and material type being hauled.

Consider these options if you want to maximize the use of your fleet.

What is heavy hauling?

In terms of the federal government, a heavy load exceeds:

  • 80,000 pounds gross weight of the vehicle
  • 20,000 pounds of weight on a single axle
  • 34,000 pounds of weight on the tandem axles

Construction, agriculture, transportation, and other industries frequently involve heavy transport. Heavy-haul trucks transport oversized things like construction supplies, farming or military equipment, and industrial machinery. These industries may also transport large products subject to hazardous material restrictions.Bulk Hauling truck services play an important role in facilitating the transportation of such heavy loads.

Tips for Improving Haul Truck Efficiency

Consider Rear-Eject Bodies

With the truck bed down, rear-eject bodies can increase off-loading efficiency using a blade to force goods out. The truck can safely dump goods while moving and in the presence of overhead barriers because there is no need to elevate the body.

Due to its adaptability, which includes a reduced center of gravity and the ability to dump on incline surfaces and loose terrain. It improves efficiency without compromising stability. 

Although Aftermarket solutions are versatile and easily adapted to any make and model of articulated and rigid frame trucks.

Choose Minimal Maintenance

High-strength steel prolongs a truck’s service life and minimizes wear, although maintenance is also essential. Better maintenance equipment minimizes downtime and boosts productivity. Less moving parts often mean less maintenance and fewer chances of malfunctions. Many end-dump truck bodies raise and operate the body and tailgate using hydraulic controls, pins, and grease points, all of which are important trailer parts.

Moreover, Simplified controls, mechanical tailgates, and built-in ejector guides can reduce service time. These features eliminate the need for rollers and bearings. It can cost up to $1,000 to replace. This can boost revenue in the short term.

Add a Tailgate

The loads that are 10 to 15 percent below rated capacity are usually the result of not having a tailgate. This percentage is significantly greater for several types of waste. Tailgates are an easy way to instantly increase the efficiency of a business by simply increasing haul volumes to match a truck’s rated capacity.

For example, a 100-ton truck with a tailgate can carry almost 15 tons more per load than a 100-ton truck without one. A fleet of eight trucks moving ten cargoes apiece of fifteen tons means that an extra 1,200 tons of material moves per day. This amount is equivalent to adding one more truck to the fleet.

How much does heavy hauling cost?

Large, heavy, or oversized load transportation costs vary based on several factors. You’ll also need to account for the weight, size, and kind of cargo you’re transporting. 

Higher costs will result if the huge or heavy cargo needs a heavy-duty truck or makes for a wide load. The dangers and regulations associated with heavy loads of hazardous chemicals can also impact the cost of transportation.

So, expediting delivery raises the overall cost of your order.