tare weight

  

Definition

Actual, computed, or estimated weight of the container and/or packaging. In wholesale and retail trade, it is the weight of box, packaging, wrapping, strapping, etc. In transportation, it is the weight of the carrier (such as truck or van). Tare weight plus net weight equals gross weight.

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  • The tare weight was precise and we used that measure to extrapolate the likely weight of our entire fleet of goods.

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  • I did not know if the package would exceed the tare weight requirements that were set by the truck driver, so I juvt sat and prayed.

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  • You must know the tare weight of what you are shipping so that you can pay the correct price for that service,

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