Truck Scales for Shipping Container Weight

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Truck Scale for Shipping Container Weighing

Truck Scales for Container Weighing

Walz Scale provides a complete range of shipping container scales and truck scales capable of weighing shipping containers. Many shippers, logistics companies, and freight forwarders need to ensure that shipping container weights meet new International Maritime Organization regulations. With many options for truck weigh scales, Walz Scale can help organizations implement the proper shipping container scale system to serve as an accurate, reliable, and functional shipping container weight scale.

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Maintain Legal Shipping Container Weight

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has revised the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require that shipping containers have a verified legal weight. This is a new condition for loading packed containers onto ships for export. Now, shippers are responsible for the verification of a packed shipping container weight. This new regulation is to be legally effective on July 1, 2016. After that effective date, shippers will be in violation of SOLAS to load a packed shipping container onto a vessel if the marine terminal operator and vessel operator fail to have a verified shipping container weight. For more information visit

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Legal-For-Trade Truck Scales

Our truck weight scales for shipping container weight are NTEP certified "Legal-For-Trade" across the U.S.  NTEP approval is only granted to those truck scale systems that deliver and maintain the highest accuracy.  Our truck scales are available in a variety of sizes and configurations.  For specific information on our truck scales for shipping container weights please visit the following link.  

Product Link: Truck Scales for weighing shipping containers.


Truck Scale for Shipping Container Weighing

Portable Axle Scales

Our portable axle scales are lower cost solution for locations that do not require a full length truck scale to weigh their containers.  These scale systems can be used portably or in a permanent foundation.  Designed to provide axle and full truck weights, these scale systems are our most commonly purchased solution for verifying container weights.  Click below for more information on our portable axle scales for weighing containers.

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Portable Scale Pads

Walz also offers portable scale pads for the weighing of containers.  These scale pads are lightweight and easily movable for the weighing and verification of shipping containers.  Made from aluminum and designed for heavy duty use.  These scale pads can be used to weigh the entire truck carrying the container or it can be used to weight the container directly.  Below is a link for more information on these portable scale pads.


Product Link: Portable scale pads for the verification of container loads.


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Onboard Scales for Container Weighing

Walz can provide weighing systems directly on your telehandler or lift truck for managing container weights.  These systems can be installed within one day and will provide instant weights for the containers that you are lifting.  For more information on our onboard container weighing systems please click on the link below.

Product Link: Onboard scale systems for verifying container weights.

Truck Scales & Precision Weighing Systems

mining truck scalesWalz Scale is a leading global supplier and service support provider of heavy-duty truck scales and precision weighing systems for use in transportation, agriculture, chemical, laboratory, aggregate, waste, recycling and mining applications. For nearly half a century, Walz Scale has been providing the highest level of weighing products and local support to our customers.

In addition offering one widest selections of truck scales for sale, we have one of the largest global service and support organizations for on-board scales, portable truck scales and mining scale applications. Whether you need truck scales for rent or are looking to invest in a fixed weighbridge truck scale for long-term use, we provide individually-tailored solutions based on your unique needs.

Advanced Weighing Technology for Optimal Efficiency

Portable Truck Scales for SaleWe focus on the development of new advanced weighing technologies that provide exceptional value to our customers. Our on-board truck scales are amongst the broadest in the world, with thousands of systems supplied globally. From wheel loader scales to portable mining scales and rail scales, Walz Scale is a trusted supplier of a number of industrial weighing solutions.

We design our solutions not only to gather valuable data but also to facilitate the processing and transfer of this data into customers' management information systems. Our mining axle scales and truck scales for sale feature advanced technologies that provide our customers with advanced tools for managing their critical weight and payload data.

Load Management Solutions Beyond Truck Scales

Load ScannerWhat separates us from other providers of truck scales and weighing equipment is the our solutions in load management. We offer world-class load scanner technology supported by top-of-the-line software for management and tracking.

Whether for agricultural and farming to resource aggregation and waste management, our load (or harvest) management solutions meet the needs of many industry leaders. Our load management technology and software platforms are often integrated with various wheel weighers and truck scales to offer a highly-optimized solution for maximum throughput.