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New multi deck weighbridge opens at Highway Junction

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The civil works are now completed and the finishing touches are now being done to the first of a possible three Sasco multideck weighbridges being installed at Highway Junction in Harrismith.

Highway Junction in Harrismith, arguably South Africa’s top Truck Stop, has added a new offering to its service package via the installation of a multideck weighbridge which is on the point of going live. The weighbridge has been installed by Sasco Africa, South Africa’s largest industrial weighing company.

The civil works are now completed and the finishing touches are now being done to the first of a possible three at the site. Coinciding with the Highway Junction opening is a major upgrade to the Sasco Cloud which will allow users to set up their own user accounts online, both for overloading and SOLAS weighing.

The system allows for roles to be assigned to who in an organisation can authorise truck and container weighing, load up pre-notifications to weigh and receive weighing data back, real time. It also provides data analytics that can be used to improve the management of overloading.

Sasco Pay & Weigh is about providing access to SOLAS weighing for Road Traffic Compliance purposes on a pay as you weigh basis through creating a network of multi deck weighbridges, operated 24/7.

The multi deck weighbridges use Sasco top end instrumentation and are fully digital, using the most accurate technology available globally. Sasco’s proven accuracy in multiple sectors across SADC is consistently no more than a 0.05% error on 60 tons (10- 15kg).

The new Sasco weighbridge at Highway Junction during the civil works phase.
The new Sasco weighbridge at Highway Junction during the civil works phase.

There are currently three active sites. The first site was at the Pomona Truck Stop which opened in 2018 where volumes continue to increase on a month on month basis. This site was used to build the Sasco Cloud system which distributes the weighing data electronically to customers and lies at the heart of the data management. Two further sites are open and fully operational, namely Apex, Benoni and Vaal Reef Plaza Truck Stop. Highway Junction is the fourth site in a systematic planned national roll out.

Unlike the normal requirement in South Africa of every 24 months, Sasco Pay & Weigh sites are verified annually. Verification is done by Sasco Metrology Services.

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