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Reweigh

An accessorial charge added to the cost of a shipment when the weight of a shipment is different from what was originally provided.
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What is Reweigh?

If a shipment’s weight is not correct, it can cause huge disruptions. The biggest issues are when loads are actually heavier than reported. Load weight and gross weight restrictions are different, but both are important. 

Should a load be so much heavier that it ends up surpassing the legal weight limit, there will be legal fines on top of the reweigh accessorial charge. 

Such fines will then be added to the final bill for lost productivity. One sure way to avoid this fee is to provide the accurate shipment weight. Do this while differentiating between gross and load weight. Also be sure to account for how much the trailer, dry van, or truck should be able to support.  

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