Nghĩa của từ tare weight là gì, Ý nghĩa của tare weight trong vận tải

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Understanding the difference between gross và tare weight is important when it comes to lớn shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules & regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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Definition of Gross và Tare Weight

Gross Weight

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The gross weight of shipment is khổng lồ total weight of the tractor & trailer (or when it comes lớn intermodal the combination of the chassis & container), along with all its contents.

In other words, whatever the total weight is of tractor & trailer is when it is scaled is the total gross weight. The gross weight of a shipment is sometimes called laden weight.

Tare Weight

Tare weight is defined as the total weight of tractor and trailer when the vehicle is empty, meaning there is not any sản phẩm in the trailer. Tare weight can also be called unladen weight.

Often times the tare weight is printed on intermodal container to lớn help in the computation of the gross weight when loading the equipment.

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The importance of gross and tare weight is to lớn ensure a shipment is legal on roads and bridges.

Not only is the total weight important when shipping a truckload or intermodal shipment, but so too is the distribution of weight across the tractor và trailer, as is illustrated below:

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The total gross legal weight a shipment can move sầu on the US highway system is 80,000. There are some variations and limitations by state & even regions within states, so it is important khổng lồ pay close attention to lớn the markings và route the freight accordingly. Also, as was noted earlier there are some regions that have variations on weight for bridges.

As a rule of thumb, shippers can load 45,000 pounds for its truckload shipments & 42,500 for its intermodal shipments. The reason the 2,500 pound decrease for intermodal shipments is the combined weight of the container & chassis is 2,500 pounds heavier than an over-the-road (OTR) trailer.

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Some items to note as it relates lớn shippers having product that often pushes up to the limits include:

There are options to lớn find motor carriers that can load “heavy”, meaning the hàng hóa being loaded on a trailer is greater than 45,000 pounds. The ability to lớn load “heavy” is because the carrier has specialized light weight trailers that weigh less, so they can load more inkhổng lồ it & still stay at or under the total weight of 80,000.The “heavy haul” carriers will charge a premium for the use of their premium trailers, but if the shipper đánh giá the total cost per ton will often find that it is cheaper than it would have been shipping less on a standard trailer.Another option for shippers that push the weight envelope is to have their carriers only use day cabs versus the overnight cabs. The day cab is lighter & therefore more hàng hóa can be loaded and still stay within the 80,000 limit.

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