Dimensional weight – the carrier rules which use package volume instead of weight alone are destined to become the norm in 2015. Currently dim weight is only used for ground packages greater than 3 cubic feet so carriers don’t loose money on light large packages. Dm weight is calculated by multiplying a package’s length x width x height, and then dividing by a standard dim factor, normally 166. The carrier then bills whichever is greater.
To assist shippers with the new dimensional rules, NRGship now supports dimensional scanners like the CubiScan 110 and 150. By simply pressing a button, the packages weight as well as dimensional sizes are entered into NRGship to facilitate efficient rating and shipping.
Contact NRG sales at (262) 432-0934 to learn more about NRGship and CubiScan.