Hello everyone. I'm Noel. I'm a trucker and the name of my B-Double is 'Big Noelie'. I do long haul transport along the east coast with goods or live animals. It's actually a pretty good life with lots of freedom and solitude. People are often surprised to learn how much time I spend at weighbridges. It's a work of art to make sure I meet load requirements and maximise profits. I am always fascinated by the precision of the scales and how they are calibrated and maintained. Every now and then, a weighbridge breaks down which can cause considerable delays. The new electronic scales are very reliable and accurate, but I can remember a time when I could get different readings on the old-style lever weighbridges. I hope this blog about weighing and scales captures my fascination with this topic and helps you understand the different mechanisms available. Enjoy.