FXF 100 Rules Tariff

Application of Cube / Density Based Rates

US Section 1
US/Canada Section 2A
Intra Canada Section 2B
US/Mexico Section 3

Effective Date January 5, 2015

Item 191


Application of Cube / Density Based Rates
(Applies only when reference is made hereto)
  1. Rates and charges published herein, and as may be amended or superseded are in dollars and cents in lawful currency of the United States of America.
    1. Rates published herein apply per 100 pounds, based upon the actual cube and density of the shipment. Where optional weight or measurement rates are named for any article it is understood that the rate yielding the greater revenue to the Carrier will be assessed.
      1. Total weight, cube and density will be shown on the original bill of lading when tendered to Carrier at time of shipment.
    2. Carrier reserves the right to verify the information furnished and make corrections when errors or discrepancies are found. All "metric" dimensions, measurements and calculations will be converted to "cubic feet" for rating purposes.
    3. All freight rates and other charges shall be based on the actual gross weight, cube and density. In the event the cube and density are not shown on the bill of lading at time of shipment, Carrier will determine the applicable density by the NMFC description and class, converted to density based upon the National Classification Committee Density Guidelines (See Paragraph 9 herein).
      1. Except as otherwise provided, fractional dimensions shall be disposed of as provided in Paragraphs 3 and 4 herein.
      2. Except as otherwise provided, if different articles are shipped in the same package, the rate for the highest rated article will be charged for the entire package.
  2. In determining the cube of any piece or package, the extreme dimensions of length, width, and depth including all projecting portions shall be used.
    1. Conversion into cubic feet will be made only after fractional inches have been disposed of as provided in Paragraph 3 or 4 herein.
    2. For conversion purposes, 1728 Cubic inches equal one cubic foot.
  3. Disposition of Fractions will be as follows:
    1. All fractions under one-half (1/2) inch shall be dropped.
    2. All fractions of one-half (1/2) inch or greater shall be taken to the next full inch.
    3. Where a fraction of exactly one-half (1/2) inch occur in two dimensions, the one on the smaller dimension shall be taken to the next full inch and the other dropped. If both dimensions are the same, one fraction shall be taken to the next full inch and the other dropped.
    4. Where fractions of exactly one-half (1/2) inch occur in three dimensions, those on the largest and smallest dimensions shall be taken to the next full inch and the other dropped. If all three dimensions are the same, two fractions shall be taken to the next full inch and the third dropped.
  4. Fractional Cubic Feet:
    1. Each item of the Bill of Lading shall be considered separately.
    2. On a single package of less than one cubic foot, it shall be rated at one cubic foot.
    3. On a single package in excess of one cubic foot, if the fraction is less than one-half (1/2) cubic foot, it shall Be dropped. If the fraction is one-half (1/2) cubic foot or greater, it shall be taken to the next full cubic foot. On each item on a Bill of Lading consisting of two or more packages, actual fractions shall be used to determine the total measurements of all the packages. Where the total results in a fraction, such fraction shall be dropped if less than one-half (1/2) cubic foot. If the fractions are one-half (1/2) cubic foot or over, it shall be taken to the next full cubic foot.
  5. Dimensional weight in pounds is calculated by multiplying the total cubic feet of the shipment by 1728 then dividing by the dimensional weight factor. The final dimensional weight will be rounded up to the next whole pound.
  6. Where rates are provided for on articles named herein, the same rate will be applicable on parts of such articles, when so described on the Bill of Lading , except where commodity rates are provided for such parts.
  7. Rates as named herein apply on cargo which can be handled by hand, or by mechanical fork lift, including commodities on/in pallets, skids and containers.
  8. When two or more freight rates are named for the carriage of goods of the same descriptions, and the application is dependent upon the quantity of the goods shipped, the charges assessed against the smaller shipment shall not exceed those for any larger quantity.
  9. A Corrected Bill of Lading or letter of authorization to change dimensions or cube will not be accepted after shipment has been tendered for delivery.
  10. National Classification Committee Density Guidelines:
(in pounds per cubic foot)
(in pounds per cubic foot)
Less than 1


The density guidelines are used in the assignment of classes where average density is representative or reflective of the range of densities exhibited. Furthermore, the density/class relationships set 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.