Calculate cubic meters

In order to fully utilize your transport vehicle, it is good to calculate cubic meters. Many carriers and shippers use this tool with the purpose to make their vehicle utilization even more efficient.

What does a cubic meter mean?

In very simple terms a cubic meter is the amount of space a load will occupy in your vehicle in length, width, and height. 

How do you calculate cubic meters?

Calculating cubic meters (m3) is very easy.

The formula is:
  1. Length (in meter) X Width (in meter) X Height (in meter)
  2. We can define dimensions in Meter, Centimeter, Inch, Feet.

In our tool, you can fill in the dimensions in centimeters and we will convert that automatically to meters.

How many cubic meters is a truck?

The amount of cubic meters is really dependant on the type of truck/vehicle you own. Find below some examples in meters:

Truck example 1

Length 13.6 X Width 2.45 X Height 2.45 = 82 M3

Truck example 2

Length 13.6 X Width 2.45 X Height 2.70 = 90 M3

With our tool, you can now calculate the cubic meters of the load, cubic meters of your vehicle, and also calculate how many cubic meters will be available after you accept a load.

What is the difference between calculating cubic meters and calculating loading meters?

Cubic meters take into account the height of the load. This is especially important when the goods are stackable. For example, if a load is not stackable, a maximum of 33 euro pallets will fit in a truck. If the cargo is stackable, much more will fit in and the vehicle utilization will increase.

Dimensions of the most commonly used pallets: mini pallets (80×60), euro pallets (80×120), and block pallets (100×120). Cargors is perfect for shipping on pallets.

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We make it easy to find loads and keep trucks full. With Cargors, you have everything in one place: from finding a load to invoicing and payment. Receive payments directly from shippers through our built-in international payment module. We accept various payment methods and generate invoices for you and your customers. For your shippers, paying invoices is now just a matter of minutes.

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Frequently asked questions

Most carriers only deliver goods that are on a pallet. However, not all goods can be placed on a pallet. We give you the opportunity to request a quote for goods that do not fit on a pallet or cannot be efficiently placed. Examples: office furniture, production machines, and wood.

No, Cargors only supports shipments for businesses, both B2B and B2C.

Yes, Cargors is completely free to use. There are no registration or monthly subscription fees.

Standard (dry), conditioned, and ADR.

When requesting a quote you can select the EXPRESS option. You can also indicate that your pick-up and delivery times are not flexible. This requires responding carriers to deliver your shipment at the requested date and time.

You only pay when the goods are delivered. We use a payment term of 21 days after delivery. You can pay by credit card, iDeal and Bancontact.

The AVC conditions are used for transport within the Netherlands. AVC stands for “Algemene Vervoerscondities”. The liability of the carrier is limited to a maximum of € 3.40 per kilogram of transported weight.

The CMR Convention applies to cross-border transport within Europe. This Treaty is also based on a payment per kilogram of weight. The fee is 8.33 SDR (Special Drawing Rights). An SDR fluctuates and depends on multiple factors. Currently the price fluctuates around € 9.50 / € 10.00 per kilogram transported weight.

Many carriers are unclear about these rules. Depending on the cargo transported, the AVC or CMR conditions may not provide sufficient cover. The cargo is fully insured by means of goods transport insurance. This insurance cannot be arranged by a carrier and must be arranged by the owner of the goods.

Are you looking for an experienced and knowledgeable carrier for the transportation of ADR goods. With Cargors, it’s simple: select ADR while placing a transport order and let the carriers come to you with quotes. Please note that Cargors does not support class 1, 6.2 and 7.

A loading meter is the standard unit of measure for truck transportation and is used as a unit of measure for goods that need to be transported but cannot be stacked. A load meter is 1 meter of load space from the length of a truck. Calculate loading meters now very easy with our tool.

In very simple terms a cubic meter is the amount of space a load will occupy in your vehicle in length, width, and height.