We were asked to analyze one axle overload offense and propose options to prevent similar situations in future. We applied TruckLoader, breaking the task into the following stages:
- Model loading, as a result of which a fine was imposed for exceeding the axle load.
- Determine the possibility of carrying out the same loading without axial excesses.
- Determine the possibility of reloading additional pallets into the truck.
Initial data for analysis:
- The protocol of offense and the waybill
- Tractor unit Scania + semi-trailer Schmitz
- 29 Euro pallets, gross weight of one pallet: 740 kg
Taking the data on the vehicle from TruckLoader database, we modelled axle loads and compared them with the measurements obtained in the weighing act to replicate the allocation of cargo during that transportation. The data perfectly coincided with the recorded overload on the second axle.
As we can see, a solution for 30 pallets was found even for reduced axial limits. Thus, you can carry an order that is heavier than the original without fines.
To analyze the case, we simulated 3 loading options for the selected vehicle and showed that, using the TruckLoader algorithm, it is possible to plan the loading of vehicles without exceeding the axle loads, while increasing the number of products transported if feasible.
The following video shows how TruckLoader works for analyzing this case.