Problem: Freight companies often charge customers reweigh fees due to incorrect pallet weights. Often times you find yourself asking. Why am I being charged for reweighs? A Reweigh occurs when the weight on the BOL does not match the weight the carrier shows on their scale. Resulting in an additional fees charged by the freight company. The Bill of Lading known as the BOL needs to be the gross weight of the shipment. Including the wooden pallet, wrap, and items on the pallet. This cannot be an estimated weight and needs to be exact. Freight carriers weigh all pallets prior to moving your freight to the final destination. If your weight is not exact on the BOL you will be charged reweigh fees.
Solution: To avoid reweigh charges you need three items. Number one is a scale, number two is a calibration certificate, and three is having proof of your recorded weights.
- Only certain types of scales can be used to fight reweigh charges. The type of scale to purchase is NTEP approved (Legal for trade). NTEP stands for the National Type Evaluation Program. Having this scale identifies your scale is government regulated for accuracy. Freight companies will only refute reweighs with an NTEP approved scale. Make sure you purchase NTEP approved scales to ensure your scale is accurate.
- The scale will need to be calibrated by a scale technician. The scale company will provide a calibration certificate of accuracy. This documentation certifies your scale is accurate, NTEP approved, and calibrated. Having this proof of a certified scale will prevent reweighs.
- The last part is having recorded proof of your weights. In order to have proof you will want a printer. A printer hooked up to your scale. This allows the user to print the weight, date, and time. This print out can be attached to the BOL. Ensuring you have correct proof. This leaves the freight companies with no room to charge reweights. These three items will help with fighting reweigh charges and avoid internal weighing mistakes.
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