Transloading is the procedure of transferring shipments of goods using different modes to their final destination; i.e. from ship to railroad vehicles, from a railroad to a truck, from trucks to aircraft or vice versa. This is a very crucial function in logistics and moving of finished goods, components raw materials. All these functions are often carried out in warehouse distribution centers and other similar facilities.
All who drive have seen them, the signs on the highway that say "weigh station" . Why, you might ask, do trucks have to be weighed? Trucks have to be weighed in order for their taxes to be assessed according to how much weight per axle or by gross weight.