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    • Freight Density Calculator

      Canadian Freightways Density Calculator helps to determine a shipment's volume and density and suggests a class.
      Density is based on the number of pieces, dimensions and weight.
      Lower density shipments usually have a higher freight class.

      Freight

      Measure the height, width and depth of the shipment in inches. Measure to the farthest points, including skids or other packaging.



      Get Freight Density & Class

      Freight Class Chart (For Transborder shipments between Canada and USA)

      Less than 1

      500
      Greater than 1
      but less than 2


      400
      Greater than 2
      but less than 3


      300
      Greater than 3
      but less than 4


      250
      Greater than 4
      but less than 5


      200
      Greater than 5
      but less than 6


      175
      Greater than 6
      but less than 7


      150
      Greater than 7
      but less than 8


      125
      Greater than 8
      but less than 9


      110
      Greater than 9
      but less than 10


      100
      Greater than 10
      but less than 11


      92.5
      Greater than 11
      but less than 12


      85
      Greater than 12
      but less than 15


      77.5
      Greater than 15
      but less than 20


      70
      Greater than 20
      but less than 30


      65
      Greater than 30
      but less than 40


      60
      Greater than 40
      but less than 50


      55
      Greater than 50

      50

      * The above chart is provided for a guide to determining your class, the actual class is based on a combination of
      Stowability, Value / Liability and handling characteristics of the actual shipment and product. To determine the
      actual class consult the National Motor Freight Classification as rates are based on actual NMFC item numbers.

      Any shipping unit that will not allow other freight to be loaded on or around it due to its irregular shape e.g. “Pyramid pallets”
      will be considered as being 96 inches in height for purposes of calculating density per cubic foot.

      If you have questions about how to use the shipping class calculator or otherwise determine the density of your freight,
      a Canadian Freightways Account Representative can help, or call you local Canadian Freightways Business Centre.

      For assistance call 1-888-868-7923.