When neatly boxed parcels roll off the line at the factory to be carefully stacked on a pallet, they usually have sharp corners and flat, straight sides. Measuring their freight dimensions is relatively easy and straightforward.
Unfortunately, they don’t always stay perfect for long.
During shipping, parcels and pallets shift, settle, lean, and bulge. The perfect boxes that were shipped lose their right angles and change shape a bit. It may not seem like much, but it adds up to significant costs for warehouses and shippers.
Bad things can happen to freight! Lots of parcels and pallets are touched, loaded, and moved by multiple vendors during their journey. When they arrive, they may not match their original dimensions as measured at the start of the shipping process. Other times, the warehouse worker measuring freight dimensions might make a small mistake that can cost big bucks. If a 12” x 12” x 12” parcel changes shape during shipping to be closer to 12” x 12” x 13”, that’s an extra 144 cubic inches that someone has to pay for. This is a problem that can grow exponentially—just an inch or so of additional width that appears in pallet after pallet or parcel after parcel can add up to thousands of even millions of dollars’ worth of crippling costs.
Fortunately, Cargo Spectre eliminates these challenges.
Cargo Spectre’s innovative freight dimensioner systems help warehouses around the world save time, money, and labor by using 3D scanning technology to instantly capture photos and NTEP-certified weights and dims, cutting the potential for reclasses on outbound loads. Leaning pallets and bulging parcels can slip past the human eye without being remeasured before the carrier takes them. With Cargo Spectre’s computerized accuracy, you’ll never be penalized for claiming the wrong dimensions again. All your NTEP-certified measurements will be automatically documented on your freight report.
Best of all, our dimensioning systems are more affordable and customizable than other solutions on the market. For our low monthly pricing, you can eliminate the extra costs incurred by parcels and pallets that deform or change shape during shipping.