How do you calculate freight class ?
• First of all, you should measure the length, width, and height of the shipment with packaging or
• Multiply all the dimensions of shipment (length x width x height). Let, Volume(V)= length x width x height
• Divide the Volume(V) of shipment by 1728, if a shipment measurement is in inches, and get results as cubic feet.
• Then, weight the shipment in pounds.
• Calculate the density of shipment/package by dividing the weight of the shipment by cubic feet volume.
• Find the freight class using the density of the package, with the help of the Freight Class Calculator.
What does class mean when shipping freight?
If you want to ship commodities, shipping rates may vary as the freight class.
Using Freight Class Calculator, you can get the estimated freight class for your commodity, based on the density (lbs/cubic feet) of goods.
After calculating density( pounds per cubic feet), freight class determines according to The National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®), freight class may differ due to transportation characteristics: density, handling, stow-ability, and liability.
Higher class freight cost lower price for shipping and lower class fright cost a higher price for the shipment. So, the package may fall under the higher freight class if it is compacted well.
How to find freight class for multiple commodities?
Our website freight class calculator helps to calculate the freight class for multiple
After the calculation of the first commodity, you can add a new item by clicking the "Add New Item >>" button.
Repeat the process if you want to add more Items for freight class calculation.