To use the Density Calculator:
1) If metric, please check the metric checkbox
2) Enter the dimensions of your shipment (in inches or cm if metric is selected)
3) Enter the total weight of your shipment
4) Use line 1 for total shipment information or use multiple lines to list individual pallets
****Please note: Only use multiple lines for individual pallets if total shipment info is not submitted on Line 1
5) Select Calculate
6) Your shipping class is calculated
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Class Min Density
50 50
55 35
60 30
65 22.5
70 15
77.5 13
85 12
92.5 10.5
100 9
110 8
125 7
150 6
175 5
200 4
250 3
300 2
400 1
500 <1
Metric: Length (Inches) Width (Inches) Height (Inches) Weight (lbs)
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Total Cube
(cu ft)
Total Weight
(lbs)
Total Density
(lb/cu ft)
Class

Additional surcharges may apply to shipments in length of 10’ or more.
The freight class is mainly based on the density of the shipment.
More dense items such as steel and machinery have low classifications such as Class 50 through 85.
Fragile or bulky items fall into freight classes 125 to 500.
The formula to determine the density of an item is:
LxWxH / 1728 = Cubic Feet (CU FT), Weight (Pounds)/CU FT = Density (#PCF)