Shipment Size and Weight
The shipment’s destination and how soon it needs to get there helps
determine which FedEx® service is most appropriate. The service used,
in turn, corresponds to specific shipment size and weight restrictions.
Below is a breakdown of the restrictions as well as information on how
to calculate the size and weight.
• In the U.S., FedEx Express can ship packages up to 150 lbs. each, up to
119" in length and 165" in length plus girth.
• Internationally, FedEx Express can ship packages up to 150 lbs. each,
up to 108" in length and 130" in length plus girth.
• FedEx Ground can ship packages up to 150 lbs. each, up to 108" in
length and 165" in length plus girth.
• FedEx Home Delivery® can ship packages up to 70 lbs. each, up to
108" in length and 165" in length plus girth.
• With FedEx Express® Freight Services, you can ship individual skids
of 151 lbs. or more. Skids exceeding 2,200 lbs. in weight or exceeding
70" in height, 119" in length or 80" in width require prior approval.
Measuring Length and Girth
• Measure the length, height and width of the package.
• Length plus girth equals length plus twice the width and twice
Calculating Dimensional Weight
Dimensional weight applies when the package is relatively light
compared with its volume. To calculate dimensional weight:
• Multiply length by width by height in inches.
• Divide by 166 (for U.S. and Puerto Rico shipments)
or 139 (for international shipments).
• Compare the dimensional weight and actual weight.
If the dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight, charges based on
the dimensional weight will be assessed.