Freight Classification Density Guidelines

Commodity Classification Standards Board Density Guidelines

The density guidelines are used in the assignment of classes where average density is represnetative or reflective of the range of densities exhibited. Furthermore, the density/class relationships ser forth in the guidelines presume that there are no unusual or significant stowability, handling or liability characteristics, which would call for giving those characteristics additional or different "weight" in determining the appropriate class.

Freight Classification Density Guidelines
Minimum Average Density
(in pounds per cubic foot)
Freight Class
by Density
Less than 1
500
1 but less than 2
400
2 but less than 3
300
3 but less than 4
250
4 but less than 5
200
5 but less than 6
175
6 but less than 7
150
7 but less than 8
125
8 but less than 9
110
9 but less than 10.5
100
10.5 but less than 12
92.5
12 but less than 13.5
85
13.5 but less than 15
77.5
15 but less than 22.5
70
22.5 but less than 30
65
30 but less than 35
60
35 but less than 50
55
50 or greater
50

Note: This is only a guideline. If you need more information on how cubic feet and density relate to freight rates, contact your Performance Freight account representitive or contact us for assistance. To go back to the density calculator click here.

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