Case Cubes and Full Load Shipments

September 8th, 2023

How does your company go about reducing your freight costs?


Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc.

How does your company go about reducing your freight costs, and where do you start?

We all know that a full truck load versus less than a truck load will reduce the cost of your purchases primarily based on shipping costs. So how do you go about figuring this out?

You have to start somewhere so how do you define a case cube, and how many cubes does it take to create a full truck load? A case cube is a standard measurement used to calculate a shipping container’s volume. Calculating the case cube accurately is important in making sure that the warehouse space allocated for the shipment is sufficient. This is based on the size, rather than the weight of a shipping container. This is done by measuring the cases’ height, length, and width.

SafeSourcing is an eprocurement company that operates across multiple industries. As such we have specific experience in almost any commodity, service or capital related spend including shipping and freight costs. Our SafeSourceIt™ Global Supplier Database is an often used source for these alternate suppliers. To learn more, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services associate.

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