If the source and the scales are at the supplier's yard, can't I ask to witness the tare, the loading and the loaded weighing? Is there anything wrong with that?
Nothing wrong with that, except that the people you are dealing with will refer to you as "The pain-in-the-ass-who-thinks-we're-trying -to -cheat-him" from that point forward.
PITA! Now we're gettin' somewhere!
Is it an insult to question a document which purports to be a weight ticket (which, BTW, my supplier would generate and I would be charged against if I were to take delivery with my vehicle at his yard), yet has exactly 12,000 lbs. recorded for my 6-ton order, thus cannot possibly be a genuine weight ticket? (Particularly since my own serial weight was 10,869# on a 12,000# order last year (9% short), and I guesstimate about 12,500# on a 14,000# order this season (11% short).) If so, why?
This is the part I just don't get. If I'm paying for a weight delivery (as opposed to a certain number of cubic feet or yards), and if my vehicle would be weighed before and after if I took delivery there myself, then why is it an affront to ask my supplier to show me a genuine before and after weight ticket for my load?[/quote]
Yea. It's alot like getting billed by your attorney for every mouse fart he thought he heard. Just cheat the next client like is the custom of most attorneys and don't worry about the 100 lbs of coal you MIGHT be shorted.