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Weight Savings Calculator


Payload Increase

Weight savings (lbs.): 
Enter the amount of overall weight savings for a given truck to determine the effect on payload increase and fuel efficiency. Be sure to take into consideration weight savings associated with lightweight Hendrickson suspensions in addition to other weight-saving options, such as super-wide tires, aluminum wheels, etc.
Number of trucks: 
Enter the number that represents your total fleet size. This number is used to calculate the potential fleet-wide cost savings.
Loads per week per truck: 
Enter the number of loads that an average truck in your fleet hauls in a typical week.
Number of weeks in operation per year: 
Enter the number of weeks in a typical year (1 to 52) that your fleet operates.
Percentage of loads at maximum weight: 
Enter the number (0 to 100) that represents the percentage of time that an average truck operates at maximum load. This field's significance is based on the following logic: If a truck carries less than the maximum load, it is assumed the truck would not carry additional payload even if the truck (or truck components) were lighter. However if a truck carries a maximum payload every trip, it will be able to carry more payload due to additional weight savings.
Dollars per ton of payload ($): 
Enter the amount, in dollars, a ton of payload is worth. This value will be used to calculate the dollar amount per pound of payload, which is displayed in the green box immediately below this one.
Dollars per pound of payload ($):   
Per truck:
Per fleet:
Payload increase (lbs.):  
Annual increased payload (lbs.):  
Annual increased revenue:  

Fuel Savings

Annual miles per truck:  
Enter the average distance (in miles) each truck travels annually.
Fuel price ($ per gallon):  
Enter the average price per gallon of fuel.
Percent of time not riding full:  
Enter the number (0 to 100) that represents the percentage of time the truck is running with less than a full load. This field's significance is based on the following logic: If a truck runs full 100 percent of the time, any weight savings offered will be used to increase payload, thus negating any fuel savings.
Current MPG:  
Enter the average miles per gallon each truck currently achieves.
Potential MPG:
The fuel efficiency per pound of weight savings used in this calculation is based on the average of six different industry sources.
Current gallons:    
Potential gallons:    
Per truck:
Per fleet:
Annual fuel saved (gal.):  
Annual fuel savings ($):  

Total Value

Per truck:
Total fleet:
Increased payload:  
Fuel savings:  
The above calculator is intended for reference purposes only. All calculator results are strictly estimates. Actual weight, payload, revenue, mileage, fuel savings, product life cycle costs, specifications and performance may vary depending upon suspension and vehicle configuration, operation, service and other factors. Please see the "terms & conditions" link on this page for the Website User Agreement with additional terms and conditions.