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legal weight

noun
1.
the weight of merchandise itself plus that of its immediate wrapping material but not of the outside shipping container: used especially in some Latin American countries for the purpose of assessing import duties.
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  • legal weight in pounds for any group of two or more consecutive axles.
  • Extra legal weight is granted on a case by case basis based on historical practices and evaluation of new equipment.
  • It has the same legal weight as a transaction signed in ink.
  • When calculating legal weight limits, the distance between axles shall be measured to the nearest foot.
  • Care must be taken to insure proper distribution of material to prevent damage to vehicle and meet legal weight limits.

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