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VWS Measures Up at Barnet
July 2014

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has just installed its market leading Loadweigh CAN underbody weighing system to 48 vehicles operating in London’s second largest borough, Barnet.

In 2007 VWS received its first order from the London Borough of Barnet to retrofit five underbody weighing systems. Once installed, the unrivalled accuracy of VWS’ weighing technology meant that the Authority was no longer at risk of overloading its vehicles and an order to fit under-body weighing to another 40 vehicles quickly followed. This time VWS also fitted a packer plate cut-off to ensure that vehicles could only be loaded to their legal maximum.


When Barnet recently replaced some of its 300 strong fleet of vehicles with 48 new Dennis Eagle RCV’s, VWS on-board weighing was specified once again and installed at the vehicle manufacturers factory.


Bernard McGreevy, Environmental Services Manager – Transport said: “It is important that we accurately weigh the contents of our refuse and recycling trucks. This allows us to find out how much our residents recycle and how much refuse we send to landfill. Importantly, not overloading our vehicles ensures that our fleet run efficiently and that we use less fuel in the long run.”

Loadweigh CAN is a higher accuracy solution and enables vehicle operators to see the weight of individual axles’ gross weight.  Full diagnostics are available on the display and the system is compliant to ‘OWL’ as well as being monitored 24/7 by VWS modem. In addition it can act as a tracking device sending back weight and location and any overload infringements.

VWS belongs to a family of complimentary British companies known collectively as specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of load cells, weighing and traffic monitoring systems.

Julian Glasspole, Managing Director, VWS said: “We started working with Barnet over 7 years ago when they first trialed our load cell based system for the first time.  Testament to the quality and accuracy of our product the Authority has continued to specify our weighing systems on all their new 40 vehicle Waste & Recycling fleet. We are delighted to be Barnet’s preferred supplier and we look forward to continuing our long standing relationship.”

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