Freight Density Calculator
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(ft.
^{3}
)
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^{3}
)
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In cases where the shipment is palletized, the dimensions of the pallet determine the cubic dimensions.
Although the original dimension of the carton remains the same, the cubic dimensions now include those of the pallet.
Example:
(Length x Width x Height = Volume ) / Weight = Density
There are 1728 cubic inches in one cubic foot
For a length of
48"
, a width of
40"
and a height of
28"
(20" plus 8" of pallet) equals 53,760 in.
^{3}
/ 1728 =
31.11 ft
^{3}
.
The density is the total weight of
110 lbs
(80 lbs for the cargo and 30 lbs for the pallet) divided by the volume
(31.11)
, which equals
3.54 lbs./ft
^{3}
and has a corresponding class code of
250
.
Volume/Class Code Reference
Volume (lbs. per cubic ft.)
Class
Less than 1
500
>1 but less than 2
400
>2 but less than 3
300
>3 but less than 4
250
>4 but less than 5
200
>5 but less than 6
175
>6 but less than 7
150
>7 but less than 8
125
>8 but less than 9
110
>9 but less than 10.5
100
>10.5 but less than 12
92.5
>12 but less than 13.5
85
>13.5 but less than 15
77.5
>15 but less than 22.5
70
>22.5 but less than 30
65
>30 but less than 35
60
>35 but less than 50
55
Greater than 50
50