Publication Date: 04/01/1999

Effective Date: 05/01/1999

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: I

Special Use Number:

Rule 2.022 Fractional Measurements

 

 

Except where otherwise provided herein, rates apply per ton of 2000 lbs. or 40 cu. ft., whichever produces the greater revenue. All freight rates and charges shall be based on the actual weight or actual overall measurement of the total cargo or other freight unit, except as otherwise provided with the understanding that fractional dimensions shall be disposed of as published in determining the measurements of any piece, package, or other freight unit.

 

A. FRACTIONAL INCHES

    1) Fractional inches under 1/2" shall be dropped.

    2) All fractions 1/2" or greater in one dimension shall be taken to the next full inch.

    3) Fractions where two dimensions of exactly 1/2" occur: the smaller dimension shall be taken to the next full inch

        and the other dropped.

    4) Fractions where both dimensions are equal: increase one fraction to the next full inch and drop the other.  

    5) Fractions where three dimensions of exactly 1/2" occur: the largest and smallest dimension shall be taken to the

        next full inch and the other dropped.

    6) Fractions where all three dimensions are equal: increase two of the fractions to the next full inch and drop the

        other.

B. FRACTIONAL CUBIC FEET

 

Each item on the Bill of Lading shall be considered separately.

 

Single piece/package or other freight unit greater than 1/2 cubic foot............... 1 Cubic Foot

Single piece/package or other unit less than 1/2 cubic foot....................Shall be dropped

Single packages over 1 cubic foot....... Nearest full Cu.Ft.

In measuring barrels, cask kegs, drum and round tanks, the extreme outside diameter will be used to calculate the  

   cubic feet.

In measuring an irregular package, the three greatest dimensions shall be used to determine the cube of the package.