One scam some moving companies use, reader Mark tells us, is to weigh with empty tanks, pick up the load, and add say 200 gallons of fuel. Then they use the heavier weight at the scale and charge you for the total.
“Probably pays for the fuel,” writes Mark. He says he overheard this common scam when hauling for tradeshows and hearing teamsters bullshit on the loading docks.
Not sure how you can watch out for this, unless you happen to have your own scale at your house. — BEN POPKEN