Axle weighing specialist Axtec has launched a new version of its OnBoard Load Indicator tailored for longer semi-trailer (LST) combinations.

The department for transport has mandated that axle weighing equipment is fitted to all new or existing LSTs to operate legally over 38 tonnes.

There exists a six-month transition period for those operators who are already running LSTs under the trial to ensure that they have an on board weighing device fitted.

Axtec’s OnBoard system communicates wirelessly via its connected load indicator protocol (CLIP) and this connects automatically to any tractor unit fitted with OnBoard.

To guard against overloads, Axtec said the tractor unit must also be fitted with OnBoard, although the system on the trailer will still operate independently when parked, or when used with a tractor unit that is not CLIP enabled.