In order to determine your freight class and NMFC you will need to know your pounds per cubic foot or PCF. There are two calculators below to help you determine your PCF which will then allow you to find your freight class.

** Not all commodities are density based, so below is only a guideline. Contact us for the correct freight class and NMFC.

Step 1: Use one of the two options below to calculate your PCF

Option 1 – Dimensions of Shipment

What you will need:

  1. Total Weight of Shipment
  2. Length, Width, and Height of the Shipment
  3. Number of Pieces in the Shipment

Cubic Footage calculatorIf the shipment is palletized, use the dimensions of the pallet, the combined height of the carton + the pallet, and the total weight of the shipment.

FIGURE OUT YOUR CUBIC FOOTAGE
Weight


inches  or

feet
Piece count
Length Width Height Cubic Feet
Total Cubic Feet
Total PCF (pounds per cubic feet)

Option 2: Use Cubic Meters

What you will need:

  1. Cubic Meters (CBM) of the shipment
  2. Total weight of the shipment
Cubic Meters (CBM) to PCF (Pounds per cubic feet) Calculator
Weight Cubic Meters (CBM) Cubic Feet Total PCF

Step 2: Use Table below to determine what class corresponds with the PCF range.

Now that you have calculated your PCF using one of the two calculators above, you can determine which NMFC class your are in using the below chart.

PCF
Class
Less than 1
400
1 but less than 2
300
2 but less than 4
250
4 but less than 6
175
6 but less than 8
125
8 but less than 10
100
10 but less than 12
92.5
12 but less than 15
85
15 but less than 22.5
70
22.5 but less than 30
65
30 or greater
60