Compare the package's actual weight to its dimensional weight. The greater of the two is the billable weight and should be used to calculate the rate. For multiple-package shipments, total the billable weight of all packages in the shipment.
Dimensional weight reflects package density, which is the amount of space a package occupies compared to its actual weight. Dimensional weight may apply to all UPS domestic and international package services.
Determine the package measurement in inches. For each measurement, start at the longest point, rounding each measurement to the nearest whole number.
Multiply the package length (longest side of the package) by the width by the height. The result is the cubic size in inches.
Divide the cubic size in inches by the divisor to calculate the dimensional weight in pounds. Increase any fraction to the next whole pound.
The divisor varies by rate type: 139 for Daily Rates; 166 for Retail Rates. Dimensional Weight = (L x W x H) ÷ Divisor.
Our “less-than-truckload” (LTL) carrier, UPS Freight, can take on your heavy shipments. LTL typically refers to pallet, freight weighing over 150 lbs. UPS Freight handles LTL shipping throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
If you want to ship multiple packages weighing a total of 151 lbs or more without a pallet, UPS Ground with Freight Pricing may be a good option for you.