Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Axtec picks DAF weight enforcer

A DAF XF105 two-axle tractor unit now in service with Runcorn company Axtec is helping to check the enforcement by VOSA of vehicle axle weight limits. Axtec bought the DAF to meet its obligations to VOSA under a recently renewed contract for weighbridge supply, repair, maintenance and testing. This covers the VOSA network of 68 roadside enforcement weighbridges stretching across mainland Britain, which Axtec have been maintaining since 1996. The DAF has to perform a number of roles. With its trailer fully equipped for repair and maintenance of the weighbridges, it carries the test weights and forklift between locations. For calibration and testing, it operates both as an articulated test vehicle and, using a special frame to carry ten test weights, as a two-axle rigid. It is the only weighbridge test vehicle purpose-designed for testing axle weighbridges.