Axtec wins DVSA weighbridge contract - again23 December 2020

Axle weighing specialist Axtec has secured the contract to maintain and certify the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) national network of 46 roadside enforcement weighbridges, located throughout the UK.

The company has now held the DVSA contract for an unbroken 25 years, over six renewals. During that time, it has not incurred a single service credit.

Under the contract, routine maintenance and calibration will be undertaken using Axtec’s axle weighbridge test equipment; first commissioned in 1997, and currently hauled by a new DAF XF 480 4x2 tractor unit. The purpose-designed truck-and-trailer combination – the only one of its type in the UK – efficiently delivers highly accurate, reliable results. Now supplemented by Axtec’s new, 32-tonne rigid test vehicle, Axtec’s team of dedicated service engineers carry out routine six-monthly verification tests.

The Axtec test vehicles enable the company to carry out any emergency repair work. The contract also includes annual level surveys, to certify that the flat weighbridge approaches are within the stringent limits specified by law. Any remedial work is completed by Axtec’s own in-house construction team.

Axtec’s latest Series 5000 Dynamic Axle Weighbridge has been approved to Class 0.2, requiring accuracy of +0.1%, it is capable of checking all six axles of a tractor/trailer combination, plus gross vehicle weights, in 40 seconds. Axtec’s Series 5000 is the only dynamic weighbridge authorised for use in the UK as a public weighbridge.

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