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Container Weight FAQ

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Q: Where vehicles are packed in/on containers, can the weight from the vehicle registration documents be used as VGM weight?

A: Simply providing the gross mass of the vehicle as indicated on the registration papers would not qualify as the VGM; the gross mass of the vehicle would be only one of the elements that would make up the VGM. For example, vehicles in containers are sometimes secured with web lashings, sometimes they are placed in fairly elaborate frameworks of timber or proprietary systems that may have considerable mass.


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