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Size Matters

Size Matters

In trucking and ground transportation, shipping costs have pretty much always been calculated by gross weight, either in pounds (U.S) or kilograms (everyone else). It’s easy to understand why when you look at how the trucking industry has been regulated throughout the years, with each state and the federal government making maximum weight capacity requirements for trucking loads allowed on our roads and highways. An effort to keep the public safe from fatal accidents and to help keep our roads from stress and deteriorating quickly.
Recently there has been a push by trucking companies to change the way shippers are charged for moving their goods and in many ways it makes more sense than basing charges on just weight. This new movement towards truckers billing charges based on dimensional weight is not a new concept, but is new to full scale implementation amongst all the major LTL trucking companies.
Historically, air carriers have always charged based on the space on ite…