Tare Weight

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Tare Weight

The weight of an empty container and any packaging materials used in the container.

Tare Weight

The weight of an empty container and packing materials. One subtracts the tare weight from the total weight of a good being shipped in order to arrive at the weight of the good itself. This helps companies price their services.
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Many trucking contractors are not aware of the tare weights or average payloads of other producers.
Some scrap vendors have been caught stealing weight from companies by putting inflated tare weights on containers ranging from drums, boxes, dump hoppers, luggers, roll-offs, trailers, etc.
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A Certified Weight Ticket Showing Gross, Net, And Tare Weights Shall Accompany Each Shipment.