If you’re shipping multiple packages to the same place on the same day, save time and money by using the UPS Hundredweight Service (CWT). CWT stands for centum weight. UPS Hundredweight offers a guaranteed, cost-effective delivery for non-palletized, multiple-package shipments weighing between 100 and 500 pounds.
Who can use UPS Hundredweight?
UPS Hundredweight Service is available to customers with a daily pickup and must be enabled by UPS before you can process shipments. The minimum total weight requirements for a UPS Hundredweight Ground (and 3 Day Select) are 200 lbs and Air is 100 lbs. This service is still entitled to a guaranteed delivery or it’s free. The following services can use hundredweight:
- UPS Next Day Air
- UPS Next Day Air Saver
- UPS 2nd Day Air A.M
- UPS 2nd Day Air
- UPS 3 Day Select
- UPS Ground
Benefits of using UPS Hundredweight?
In a nutshell, hundredweight requires fewer LTL requirements and lower costs. There is no need for palletizing or shrinkwrapping which automatically lowers the amount of weight being shipped. The shipment is picked up by a regular UPS driver on his or her normal route.
Here are some additional benefits to using this service over freight.
- No additional fee for inside delivery (loading dock is not required)
- Deeper tier incentive discounts – contract terms can be negotiated
- Lower fuel surcharges: Qualify for a small package fuel surcharge instead of LTL surcharge
- LTL Fuel Surcharge: 23.2% as of 12/4/2017
- Ground Fuel Surcharge – 6.25% as of 12/11/2017
- Domestic Air Fuel Surcharge – 6.50% as of 12/11/2017
- Additional tracking features
- Easier claims and audit process
- Driver dispatch or scheduling not required
- Freight Class is not required
Disadvantages of UPS Hundredweight?
- Partial delivery of a shipment
- More pieces mean more possibility of damage or loss
- Increase the complexity of determining savings with hundredweight vs LTL
- 500 pound limit for all packages
- Maximum actual weight per package is 150 pounds