Measuring for Freight DensitySshipment density impacts the freight rate. Here's a tool to help you get it right.
Understanding DenistyThe total weight of the shipment is divided by the total cubic feet to determine the density of the freight.
Freight Density = 4.69
ALWAYS CALCULATE DENSITY AS IT SHIPS, meaning if loose, use dims/weight of cartons; if on a pallet* dims/weight of pallet; if a crate, dims/weight of crate.
ALWAYS USE THE OUTER DIMS OF PALLET, NOT THE DIMS OF FREIGHT AS IT SITS ON PALLET
Example: 4 cartons (12x12x12) on a 48×48 pallet will occupy a 24×24 square, but you use the 48×48 as length and width. Height would be the height of cartons stacked and the pallet itself. This would be 18”.