ANALYSIS OF AXLE OVERLOADING OFFENSE

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ANALYSIS OF AXLE OVERLOADING OFFENSE

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:

  1. Model loading, as a result of which a fine was imposed for exceeding the axle load.
  2. Determine the possibility of carrying out the same loading without axial excesses.
  3. Determine the possibility of reloading additional pallets into the truck.
Fine for overloading the second axle, exceeding the road limit of 11.5 tons per axle.

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.

Loading scheme of 29 pallets with excess loads documented in the protocol
Next, we try to rearrange these pallets to avoid axle overload. We run TruckLoader in Balance mode, and it selects the best pallet allocation for us without axle overload.
Loading scheme of 29 pallets without axle overload
Note that the loads are not exceeded even for roads with a normative load limit of 10 tons per axle. Let’s try to increase the number of transported pallets and reduce normative axle restrictions to 10 tons per axle. We again use the automatic TruckLoader algorithm to find the optimal allocation without overloading the axles.
Loading scheme of 30 pallets without axle overload

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.

 

Conclusion:

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.