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You may know CAT Scale from our yellow and black ads, promising Weigh. Pay. Go. At CAT Scale Company, we are committed to making drivers’ lives easier. Our smartphone app – Weigh My Truck – can cut drivers’ time at the scale dramatically. Our revolutionary app allows drivers to weigh and pay from their smartphone or tablet without ever having to leave their truck. This is offered by CAT Scale at no additional charge.
The Weigh My Truck app is easy to use and all the driver has to do is go to http://www.weighmytruck.com to set up an account. A fleet also can set up an account for all its drivers and trucks. Once logged in, the driver (or fleet) enters the email address to which they want the electronic CAT Scale tickets sent. The truck identification information also needs to be added and the driver (or fleet) needs to select a payment method. Payment options include PayPal, EFS, QuikQ, Comdata, American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa and ACH.
Once the account is set up, the driver downloads the free app at Google Play or the Apple App Store. When it’s time to weigh, the driver drives the truck onto the CAT scale, opens the app and confirms the CAT Scale location and the truck identification information displayed on the smartphone or tablet screen. The guaranteed weight will appear on the screen after the weighmaster has made sure the truck is positioned properly on the scale. A PDF copy of the CAT Scale ticket is emailed to the driver and anyone else that has been specified on the account. If the driver wants it, they can also get a hard copy of the ticket, which will be available at the fuel desk for one hour after weighing.
Not only does the app save the driver and the fleet time by streamlining the weighing process, it also has eliminated driver reimbursements for cash scale payments because drivers don’t have to spend their own money at the scale and then wait to be reimbursed. Fleets can authorize their drivers to use their Comdata, EFS card, corporate credit card or can authorize a nightly account draft based on all of their drivers that have weighed on a given day. Time and avoiding personal expenses on the job are just the kind of “soft” benefits drivers use when making decisions about joining – or staying with – a fleet. Of course wages and benefits are important, but it is often “the little things” that tip the scale when drivers are weighing the decision about where they want to work.
Still not sure the app makes sense for your operation? Here’s what some of the Weigh My Truck app users have to say. “CAT Scale’s Weigh My Truck app is a tool that everyone should utilize to help make the jobs of their professional drivers easier,” Carson said. “We love the CAT Scale app to pay for our scale tickets and have them emailed,“ said Melissa Hatfield, driver. “It [the Way My Truck app] sure beats going inside and standing in line for 30 minutes to an hour,” said truck driver Kenneth Daniels. “The time savings on the road have been invaluable,” says Carrie Burbridge of Kelle’s Transport Services (now Soar Transportation Group), a temperature-controlled carrier. While the app will save drivers time, there are some additional benefits for the fleet, which can set up their account profile so they will receive an email anytime one of their drivers weighs their truck. This means they don’t have to wait for drivers to submit weigh tickets. The fleet manger will get a secure PDF or a TIF copy of the ticket sent within 30 seconds of the driver weighing – all at no additional charge to the fleet.
The fleet also can get a spreadsheet containing all the pertinent information that is on the scale ticket in a nightly batch. This allows them to see at a glance where problems are and allows them to see trends. For example, the fleet can tell if a truck is continually pushing the limit on the axles as well as which trucks have been properly loaded and which have not been. Using the data, the fleet can take corrective action quickly to eliminate these trouble spots. Another benefit of the app, according to Carson, is that it works everywhere. “With the app, we can purchase a weigh at any certified CAT Scale location and avoid purchasing issues that would delay our driver from getting back on the road.”
How Fleets Benefit From The Weigh My Truck App
Beyond saving drivers time, fleet management can reap some benefits when their drivers us the Weigh My Truck app.