Weight Break

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Weight Break

The weight of cargo to be transported that is sufficient for the owner to become eligible for some sort of bulk rate. The weight break is the quantity necessary for a per unit reduction in price for the cargo's transportation. It is also called the weight threshold.
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THE HOSE MAY LOOK LIKE A CONVENIENT FOOTREST WHILE YOU'RE WORKING ON THE ENGINE, BUT YOUR WEIGHT BREAKS THE HOSE CLAMPS.
Knock snow off branches before the weight breaks them.
The steps in the function are caused by the fact that over a wide range of shipment sizes several weight breaks will be encountered in the transportation pricing system used by interstate motor common carriers.
Using these carriers' zip code-based rating software, a database of rates and weight breaks was generated.
Weight breaks were calculated with a personal computer, and relational database management software.
The next section describes the demographic characteristics of the anomalous weight breaks (in terms of frequency distributions by state, by rating class, and by weight group) contained in the database of rates and weight breaks for carriers I and II.
3,316 anomalous weight breaks were found in the zip-code based rating software of carriers I and II.
In addition, advanced consolidation features in WebShip continuously adjust load consolidation for higher weight breaks, maximizing shipping efficiency while simplifying the receiving process for customers.
When they try to crawl over it, their weight breaks the seatback adjustment mechanism.
Historically, many shippers have found that their ability to fully optimize a negotiated rate structure was limited by their ability to interactively track shipments and leverage weight breaks and consolidation opportunities," said John Bardong, vice president alliances, at G-Log.
All that weight breaks the canister's bracket--not good