# Freight Class Calculator

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Step 1.

Measure the height, width, and depth of the shipment in inches. Measure to the farthest points, including skids or other packaging. On shipments with multiple pieces, repeat Step 1 for each piece.

Step 2.

Multiply the three measurements (height x width x depth). The result is the total cubic inches of the shipment. If you have multiple pieces, multiply the height x width x depth for each piece. Take the results for each piece and add them together to get the total cubic inches

Step 3.

Divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot). The result is the cubic feet of the shipment.

Step 4.

Divide the weight (in pounds) of the shipment by the total cubic feet. The result is the pounds per cubic foot, i.e., density.

*For multiple pieces, add the weight of each piece together before dividing by the total cubic feet of the shipment.

*Round fractions to the nearest full cubic foot number.

For example, if the skid weighs 110 pounds with dimensions of 42 inches x 48 inches x 48 inches:

Multiply 42" x 48" x 20" = 53,760 cubic inches
Divide 53,760 by 1,728 = 31.1 cubic feet
Divide 110 pounds by 31.1 cubic feet = 3,54 pounds per cubic feet (PCF), i.e., the shipment density.

LTL Shipments are rated using the NMFC classification guidelines.

The classes of shipments are largely determined by the pounds per cubic foot, or density, of the product. Dimensional knowledge of your product is essential in estimating accurate shipping rates. These simple tools will allow you determine the density of your shipment.

LTL Shipments are rated using the NMFC classification guidelines.

The classes of shipments are largely determined by the pounds per cubic foot, or density, of the product. Dimensional knowledge of your product is essential in estimating accurate shipping rates. These simple tools will allow you determine the density of your shipment.

Palletized Dimensions

In cases where a shipment is palletized, the dimensions of the pallet determine the cubic dimensions. Although the original dimensions of the carton remain the same, the cubic dimensions now include those of the pallet.