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Axtec to make its debut at Fleet Management Live

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Axtec will be exhibiting for the first time at Fleet Management Live.

Its full product range includes dynamic and static weighbridges, the former used nationally by DVSA for axle and gross weight enforcement, portable weighpads and on-board load indicators.

The products can be designed to meet exact customer requirements and aim to enhance road safety and operational savings.

As the UK’s only specialist manufacturer of axle weighing systems, Axtec is also a recognised partner of the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, joining a growing number of companies in their efforts to drive-up standards of safety and compliance among van operators.

Axtec’s sales manager Derek Hack said: “Ensuring vans are not overloaded is an important part of being a responsible operator.

“Overloading has a detrimental effect on many major components of a van – tyres, brakes, steering, clutch, suspension – and can lead to prohibitions, prosecutions and, if you run larger vehicles, may even affect an ‘O’ licence.

“With more new vans registered each year joining already heavily-congested roads, driver and road-user safety has never been more important for fleet operators,” said Hack, “particularly for urban-focused van fleets.

“But, with DVSA figures showing 93% of 10,000 vans stopped in 2015 were overloaded, it seems the safety implications of carrying additional weight are not always fully realised.”

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