For the past few years the trucking industry has been heavily criticised for its contribution to global warming via the release of carbon emissions. However, from tech companies to haulage firms themselves have been working together to find solutions to reduce unnecessary carbon emissions.
When we researched actions being taken by various business such as construction and infrastructure, mining firms, quarrying firms, and other businesses involved in the trucking of raw materials, we stumbled across a new ingenious weighing system named “The Load Volume Scanner”.
“The LVS solution supplied globally by a business named Load Scan has been reducing carbon emissions and helping businesses also increase their profit margins”
The LVS equipment is actively saving the environment by tackling issues within the supply chain that cause trucks to be in use longer than they need to be. The more trucks are put to use, the more carbon emissions are emitted, the more it costs the shipper, and trucks then require maintenance more regularly due to be in use for longer periods of time.
Two examples of trucks in action when this could have been avoided:
- Oversupply of materials: Problems such as oversupply of materials can mean trucks need to return to the customer being supplied to pick up the unwanted excess.
- Undersupply of materials: Undersupply of materials means trucks need to return to the receivers site to deliver more goods.
For some, a simple truck journey to rectify an oversupply or undersupply of material may not seem like a big deal. In fact, if you add up the number of times trucks have to return to the receiver’s site as a direct result of oversupply or undersupply, the carbon emissions that come from these added journeys over the space of year build up to what many environmentalists say is intolerable.
The carbon emission stats in this case could apply to a single firm. However, if we start to add multiple journeys and multiple companies all going through the same process, then what it would be 50 additional journeys per year for a single firm can be up to 1,000 additional journeys per year if we include 20 firms in this figure.
In short, the point is that when you add multiple undersupply and oversupply problems together all from one firm, then add together multiple firms all regularly experiencing the same problem, and you have a severe problem with carbon emissions.
Accurate Weighing Systems to Avoid Excess or Under Supply
Load Volume Scanners eliminate the need to for businesses to send additional trucks to rectify oversupply or undersupply problems. By using 3D imagining technology to measure the metric weight of the materials on a truck with +/- 1% accuracy. There are no mistakes made by the LV scanners, so the exact measurements can be confirmed and logged. The solution basically means that traditional weighing system should now become a thing of the past as LVS helps firms to not only reduce carbon emissions, but also to save costs.
Monitoring of Materials
Load Volume Scanners scan materials while the truck is moving using live 3D imaging. For firms that work with materials that are subject to moisture release or absorption, the LVS can continuously monitor the gain in loss while the truck is in transit. This allows firms to understand better how much material needs to be loaded so when it arrives at its destination, the correct weight is delivered.
LVS: An Environmental Miracle
The Load Volume Scanner is exactly what the trucking industry has needed for years. It effectively helps businesses advertise the fact they are environmentally conscious thus benefitting their corporate social responsibility campaigns.
The LVS also helps all stakeholders in the business recognise the efforts being made by trucking firms, mines, quarries and construction companies to reduce the amount of carbon emissions being emitted. Finally, with oversupply and undersupply problems resolved by LV systems, business are also increasing their bottom line.