Density Calculators

Calculating your freight needs has never been easier. Simply use the chart on the left (below) or right (for Central Transport customers) to look up your average density. Then, use one of the three provided calculators at the bottom to calculate your freight’s density.

Viking Logistics
Freight Class Chart

Sub 1 Less Than 1 – CL400
Sub 2; 1 But Less Than 2 – CL300
Sub 3; 2 But Less Than 4 – CL250
Sub 4; 4 But Less Than 6 – CL150
Sub 5; 6 But Less Than 8 – CL125
Sub 6; 8 But Less Than 10 – CL100
Sub 7; 10 But Less Than 12 – CL92.5
Sub 8; 12 But Less Than 15 – CL85
Sub 9; 15 or Greater – CL70

For Central Transport Customers Only
Minimum Avg. Density (LB. Per Cubic Foc Class)

50+;
50
35 to 50
55
30 to 35
60
22.5 to 30
65
15 to 22.5
70
13.5 to 15
77.5
12 to 13.5
85
10.2 to 12
92.5
9 to 10.5
100
8 to 9
110
7 to 8
125
6 to 7
150
5 to 6
175
4 to 5
200
3 to 4
250
2 to 3
300
1 to 2
400
Less than 1
500

Palletized Freight

To determine the cubic dimensions of a palletized shipment, combine the pallet dimensions with the shipment.

Length (in inches)

Width (in inches)

Height of Pallet (in inches)

Height of Freight (in inches)

Weight (in pounds)

Your Density
(in pounds per cubic foot)

Nonpalletized Freight

To determine the cubic dimensions of a nonpalletized shipment, measure the shipment’s height, width and length. Multiply those dimensions to obtain the cubic dimension of the shipment in inches.

Length (in inches)

Width (in inches)

Height (in inches)

Weight (in pounds)

Your Density
(in pounds per cubic foot)

Cylindrical Freight

To determine the density of a cylindrical shaped object, or any article that is not square, rectangular or elliptical, multiply the greatest dimension on the cylindrical plane by itself, then multiply that result by the object’s height or length. If the value is in cubic inches, divide the number by 1,728 cubic inches, then divide the weight by this number and the answer will provide your density figure.

Greatest Dimension (in inches)

Height or Length (in inches)

Weight (in pounds)

Your Density
(in pounds per cubic foot)