PCF (pounds per cubic feet) |
Class |

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 + | 50 |

## How to Measure Nonpalletized Freight

**EXAMPLE**: If the length is 25 inches, the width is 24 inches and the height is 23 inches, multiply them as follows:

- 25 X 24 X 23 = 13,800 cubic inches.
- Convert cubic inches to cubic feet by dividing the cubic inch total by 1,728—the number of cubic inches in one cubic foot. For example: 13,800 divided by 1,728 = 7.98 cubic feet.
- Dividing the weight of the shipment by the number of cubic feet will provide the density. For example: 90 pounds divided by 7.98 = 11.27 pounds per cubic foot.

## How to Measure Palletized Freight

**EXAMPLE**: If the pallet is 46 inches long, 42 inches wide and 6 inches high, add the height of the pallet to the height of the shipment (23 inches) for a combined height of 29 inches.

- 46 X 42 X 29 = 56,028 cubic inches.
- Next, convert the inches total to cubic feet by dividing 56,028 by 1,728 = 32.42 cubic feet.
- The density then equals the weight 120 (90 pounds for the shipment and approximately 30 pounds for the pallet) divided by the cubic dimension: 120 divided by 32.42 = 3.70 pounds per cubic foot.