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INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC.

57

Guidelines for Metals Transactions

weighed during inclement weather or wind, make note

of this on weight ticket.

b. Trailers should be drop-weighed (both empty and load-

ed).

c. All equipment should be inspected before loading, and

cleaned or repaired where necessary to avoid loss or

spillage.

d. Open top trucks or trailers should be tarped or covered.

e. Vans and closed trailers should be sealed and seal num-

bers indicated on all documents.

f. If your customer requires appointments, make one in

advance. Otherwise, as a courtesy, advise the Buyer of

your anticipated delivery schedules.

g. A complete manifest and packing list should accompany

each shipment. This should clearly indicate the order

number, items shipped, number and type of packages

of each commodity, as well as the gross, tare and net

weights of each package. This detailed information

should be put into an envelope and attached to the

inside wall of the truck or van. If this cannot be done,

give a complete set of papers to the driver to deliver

with the original Bill of Lading covering the shipment. At

the very least, notify Buyer by telephone, telex or wire of

these details on the day shipment leaves.

h. Different lots should always be properly segregated and

bulkheaded to avoid comingling. Each package should

be tagged or marked to aid in proper identification and

segregation at the receiving point.

i. Be aware that someone at the delivery point will have

to unload the shipment. Pay particular attention to door

areas to assure that material is loaded safely. Proper

care should be taken to insure that the material can be

unloaded in a safe and expedient manner.

Buyer’s Responsibility:

a. If Seller requires appointment prior to pickup, make one

in advance. Otherwise, as a courtesy, advise the Seller of

your anticipated pickup schedule.

b. Trailers should be drop-weighed (both empty and load-

ed).

c. Carefully check shipment advices and compare package

count, seal numbers, weights.

d.

Prior to unloading

, if a significant* weight difference is

apparent, the Seller should be notified promptly and, if

requested, another weight should be taken to determine

if spillage or theft might have occurred.

e.

After unloading

, promptly advise Seller of any signifi-

cant* differences between advised and actual weights,

segregation, classification or quality. (Note: Refer to

Part IV of the circular for recommended procedures in

handling quality problems.)

f. Truck or trailer should be completely unloaded including

any spilled material which should be picked up, weighed

and identified as spilled from original containers. Buyers

should cooperate in every way to help minimize losses.

Weighing, Shipping and Receiving (Rail Shipment)

Seller’s Responsibility:

a. Each package should be individually weighed and the

entire rail car should be checkweighted for compari-

son. Reconcile or explain any differences. If rail car is

weighed during inclement weather or wind, make note

of this on weight ticket.

b. Railroad cars should be uncoupled and at rest (if pos-

sible) before weighing.

c. All equipment should be inspected before loading, and

cleaned or repaired where necessary to avoid loss or

spillage.

d. Railroad cars should be sealed and seal numbers indi-

cated on all documents.

e. A complete manifest and packing list should accompany

each shipment. This should clearly indicate the order

number, items shipped, number and type of packages

of each commodity, as well as the gross, tare and net

weights of each package. This detailed information

should be put into an envelope and attached to the

inside wall of the railroad car. If this cannot be done, mail

a complete set of papers to the Buyer on the day ship-

ment leaves.

f. Different lots should always be properly segregated and

bulkheaded to avoid comingling. Each package should

be tagged or marked to aid in proper identification and

segregation at the receiving point.

g. Be aware that someone at the delivery point will have

to unload the shipment. Pay particular attention to door

areas to assure that material can be unloaded in a safe

and expedient manner.

Buyer’s Responsibility:

a. Railroad cars should be uncoupled and at rest (if pos-

sible) before weighing.

b. Carefully check shipment advices and compare package

count, seal numbers, weights.

c.

Prior to unloading

, if a significant* weight difference is

apparent, the Seller should be notified promptly and, if

requested, another weight should be taken to determine

if spillage or theft might have occurred.

d.

After unloading

, promptly advise Seller of any signifi-

cant* differences between advised and actual weights,

segregation, classification or quality. (Note: Refer to

Part IV of the circular for recommended procedures in

handling quality problems.)

e. Rail car should be completely unloaded including any

spilled material which should be picked up, weighed

and identified as spilled from original containers. Buyer

should cooperate in every way to help minimize losses.

Weighing, Shipping and Receiving (Export/

Import Shipment)

Seller’s Responsibility:

a. Each package should be individually weighed and the

entire container load should be check-weighed for

comparison. If container is weighed during inclement

weather or wind, make note of this on weight ticket.