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Our density calculator helps you determine the rate for your shipment. When shipping a standard LTL shipment, you must know how calculate shipment density to properly describe your cargo on the bill of lading. To perform this calculation, divide the total weight of the shipment by the total cubic feet to determine the density.

Step 1) Calculate the dimensions by measuring length (L), width (W) and height (H) of the shipment in inches at its furthermost points (including pallet or other type of packaging). For multiple pieces, repeat step 1 for each unit.

Step 2) Multiply the three measurements (L) x (W) x (H) to get the total cubic inches of the shipment. For multiple pieces, repeat step 2 and add the total cubic inches for each piece together. 

Step 3) Divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the cubic inches in a cubic foot) to get the total cubic feet (CFT).

Step 4) Divide the shipment weight by pounds (LBS) by the total (CF) to get the density (LBS/CFT). For multiple pieces, add the weight of each unit together before dividing by the CFT. Round fractions to the nearest full cubic foot number. For example, if a shipment weighs 750 lbs with dimensions with dimensions of 48″ x 40″ x 80″: Multiply 48″ x 40″ x 80″ = 153600 cubic inches Divide 153600 by 1728 = 89 CFT (88.88 rounded to nearest whole number).

Divide the weight 750 by the CFT 89 = 8 (The density of the shipment rounded to the nearest whole number)