Determine Density, Identify Freight Class, Avoid Surprises
As one of the four main characteristics used to evaluate a commodity (alongside stowability, ease or difficulty of handling and liability), the correct calculation of your LTL shipment's density, and the selection of the corresponding freight class on your bill of lading, can help you avoid unwanted surprises on your freight shipping invoice.
Some classes are density-based – meaning the ratio of weight to dimensions will influence the freight shipping cost. Typically, the lower the freight density, the higher the class and vice-versa. By calculating the correct density using our freight density calculator, you can be on your way to correctly classifying your freight and likely avoiding a costly reclassification or delay.