Roadworthy loading of bulk material
As a service we load our bulk material according to the truck drivers instructions.
The truck driver himself is responsible to
- check the weight of the actual load, so that the permitted total weight and the permitted axle load limit of the truck wont be exceeded
- spread the bulk silica sand or quartz gravel on the loading area and in silo trucks respectively, so that the centre of gravity of the loading lies above the trucks longitudinal axle
- cover the bulk silica sand or quartz gravel with a tarpaulin when open trucks are used
To avoid overloading the trucks will be weight on the factories own scale before loading material (tare weight) and after loading material (gross weight).
In case of an overload we inform the truck driver and tell him an appropriate place to unload. The permitted axle load limit has to be checked again.