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Nov 24, 11:42
Question by rwoods (Rod)


How can I double-check the weighing of the moving van?

How secure can a person feel with the weighing of the vehicle before loading and then weighing after loading? Is that something I should be concerned with?

Nov 24, 12:44
Answer by cmorris (Charlie Morris)

Frankly, it's pretty hard to mess with the weight for your move. You'd be better served to make sure your estimate is accurate – a not-to-exceed estimate is almost always safer.
                                      
However, if it puts your mind at ease, you have every right to witness the weighing of your truck.

On the day of your move, your driver will weigh his moving truck before loading any of your items. Upon filling the truck with your household items, the truck is again weighed by the driver, and the difference is your charges.

You're paying for the move, you can ask to be involved in these weigh-ins.

First off, you can obtain a copy of your weight tickets to verify that you are being charged properly -- the tickets are a reflection of the light weight (also known as tare), and the heavy weight (gross).

If you want to see more, you can witness the actual weigh-ins at the scale used to weigh the truck. If you do this, you can check that the actual weights used were just for your shipment, which is important if your shipment is not the only one on the truck -- moving companies often bundle shipments to the same locations in order to save money.

If you want to do this, let your moving company know so they can arrange it with the driver. If the moving company refuses to let you see the weighing first hand, it may create some other doubts in your mind about the moving company – do you want to go forward with this company?




Good luck with your move,

Charlie Morris @ MovingAnswers.org


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