Unless your car is severely overloaded or you are trying to catch a flight, I bet that you don’t think about weight and transportation at the same time. Do you know how much your computer bag weighs? How about all the groceries that you bought at the store last week? How about everyone in your family?
Each time my family travels, EVERYTHING gets weighed–people, cargo, and all. (There’s no hiding your weight ladies!) Each box, each container gets wrapped to protect it from water damage, labeled, and weighed. Things like eggs are marked fragile, (not that anyone reads it). Bottles and liquids are marked which end should go up. Freezer and cooler goods are marked and stored in the appropriate place.
In fact we need to know the weights several days ahead of time so that loads can be figured. Then throw in two different forms of transportation where a load in one does not equal a load in the second, and math figures start flying all over the place. We are so thankful for the guys in the supply department and the pilots that help to figure out the loads, and move it all. It is not a job to take lightly! Thanks guys!