Although the concept of logistics is mostly associated with transportation and transportation in our country, it basically deals with the movements of a product in the supply chain such as transportation, storage, processing, packaging in the most favorable conditions with the least cost. However, of course, the most important pillar is transportation.
When it comes to transportation, networks such as airways, roads, railways and seaways are involved. However, regardless of the way the transportation is carried out, it is extremely important to calculate the weight of the cargo correctly and to comply with the loading rate rules.
By the word load limit, you can mean the carrying capacity of the vehicle. All motor vehicles have a load limit, it is against the rules to go beyond this weight. This rule is one of the most important factors, especially in the logistics industry.
So how should you calculate this weight when carrying a load? This is where the tonnage calculation formula comes into play. In this article, we will talk about tonnage calculation.
Depending on the size of the vehicles used for transportation, tonnage limits also differ. For example, you can load up to 24 tons on a regular truck, but on mega trucks it can go up to 26 tons. You can review the tonnage calculation formulas below to get a clearer result.
If you are driving a truck, you can calculate tonnage as follows, depending on whether the truck is normal, maxima or mega:
Normal Truck: 13,60 x 2,42 x 2,60 m / 20-24 tons / 80 m3 (With awning or open)
Maxima Truck: 13,60 x 2,44 x 2,80 m / 20-24 tons / 92 m3 (Tent Trailer)
Mega Truck: 13,70 x 2,46 x 3,00 m / 22-26 tons / 100 m3 (Tent Trailer)
If the vehicle you use is a truck or van, you can use one of the following formulas, taking into account the number of axles:
Two Axle Trucks and Light Trucks: 13,50 m / 11-20 tons
Three Axle Truck: 15 m / 21-24 tons
Four Axle Truck (Centipede): 15 m / 32-38 tons
You can also check out these formulas for trailers or trailers:
Truck Trailer: 7.10 + 7.68 x 2.45 x 2.80 m / 20-24 tons / 100-105 m3 (Awning Vehicles)
Hydraulic Trays: 13.00 + 13.00 x 3.00 -5.00 x 3.00-5.00 / 60-100 tons
Low Bed Trays: 13.60 + 6 x 2.55-3.00 x 3.00-4.00 m / 25-80 tons
Exceeding the Calculated Tonnage Limit
You can get the most accurate tonnage calculation by applying the above formulas according to the type of motor vehicle used. If you do not follow these rules, you will both damage your own vehicle and road and take away someone else’s right to transport. In addition, you face various fines for exceeding the tonnage limit. Therefore, correct tonnage calculation is very important.