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Weight Tickets

Accurate information is becoming more critical every day.  You know how it affects you when you are dealing with bad information, or a lack of information.  We hear complaints every day about inaccurate weights entered in an order.  Every day drivers are picking up loads that are heavier than they thought they would be.  However, every day, drivers are picking up loads that are lighter than originally thought.  Either way, these differences can create problems, or inefficient use of your equipment.

As for bad information, we only have accurate empty weights on about 10% of the fleet.  The empty weights on many trucks, are as much as 5,000 – 6,000 pounds off.

We need for each of you to get empty scale tickets of your tractors and trailers separately, and sent them to us so we can accurately update your information.  Most of you have changed some of your equipment since you started here at Mercer, and we need your help getting the details straight.

Please work toward getting this done as soon as possible.  Send your weight tickets to your truck coordinator.  Be sure to put your unit number on them, and if you have multiple trailers, mark the ticket with an A, B, or C to indicate which ticket applies to which trailer.

Thank you for your help and all of the sacrifices that you make.  You are what makes Mercer Transportation the best company on the road.

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  1. bob van wagner
    September 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    do we have to weigh the tractor and the trailer separate or do we get them weighed hooked up

    • Jason Schaftlein
      September 21, 2009 at 8:51 am

      We need separate tickets. We can only put the separate weights in the computer, there is not a field for a total. Plus it is probably good to know separate weights . Just in case a good towaway load comes up, or if we have to repower a broke down load, then we know the individual weights.

  2. Chris Sampson
    September 19, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I would like to know if Mercer is go to pay for weight tickets or is this on the owner ?

    • Jason Schaftlein
      September 22, 2009 at 9:45 am

      To my knowledge, Chris, Mercer has no plans of a reimbursement for this.

  3. Jason Schaftlein
    September 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    You can go get a tractor/trailer weight, then get a tractor only weight, and subtract the difference. That might make things a little easier. Just as long as we get the trailer and the tractor weights separate.

  4. Gary Stone
    September 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Good idea for accuracy. Mercer is the first company that i have (EVER) been around that wants accurate information and i like it for my own good. That way i only get offered what i can scale and the $10.00 for the scale ticket is cheaper than running fuel out of the tanks for something that you cant haul and then have to leave a jobsite (EMPTY).

  5. Jimmy
    September 23, 2009 at 9:03 am

    My question is, full of fuel I weigh somewhere around 34400-34500. But I have in the computer that I can haul 46000. I can and will run lite on fuel if I really want the load. Once mercer gets my accurate info, they won’t change what I can haul, will they?

  6. Kris
    October 3, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Russell and I are hoping that since we have to have our exact weight what we are able to carry that the customer will also give accurate information on their weight. Oftentimes a load will say 45,000 lb and weigh less, and sometimes much less. So we won’t get offered a load that says 45,000 even though it ends up it doesn’t weigh that much.

    It’d be good for the agents to encourage the customer to give accurate information too.

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