Why Weight? 2019 Dimensional Weighing Changes

Dimensional (DIM) weight, also known as volumetric weight is a pricing technique for commercial freight transport. This method uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, and height of a package. The air freight industry initially created DIM weight measurement. Low-weight packages that took up a lot of space was costing carriers revenue. To solve this problem dimensional weight was created which bases weight on the volume of the container.