Rules and Regulations for Corrugation: Carrier Rules

Carrier Rules:

For extra speedy delivery known as inter-modal overnight, corrugated boxes can be used to ship products by air, truck, rail, or by a combination of means. Carriers enforce packaging rules in exchange for accepting liability for the articles they transport. Carriers reserve the right to decline articles they consider inadequately packaged. Simply put, if you wish for your package to be insured by the carrier, you must obey their regulations.
Many transportation methods are not specifically covered by the rules. Over the past fifty years or more, the terminology and material requirements used in the carrier rules have become de facto standards for corrugated and solid fiber boxes. Carrier rules address only the concerns associated with their mode of transportation- not the storage, display, or further distribution of boxes. Once all of these factors are taken into account, boxes may not only need to meet the carrier standards, but exceed beyond them.

Max. weight of boxes and content

Max. outside dimension Length, Width and Depth added (inches)

Min. bursting test, Single wall, Double wall or Solid fiberboard(lbs per sq. in.)
Or
Min. puncture test, Triple wall board (in. oz. per in. of tear)

Min. combined weight of Facing, including Center facings of Double wall and Triple wall board
Or
Min. combined Weight of plies, Solid Fiberboard, Excluding adhesives (lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.)

Single Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes

20

40

125

52

35

50

150

66

50

60

175

75

65

75

200

84

80

85

250

111

95

95

275

138

120

105

350

180

Double Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes

80

85

200

92

100

95

275

110

120

105

350

126

140

110

400

180

160

115

500

222

180

120

600

270

Triple Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes

240

110

700

168

260

115

900

222

280

120

1100

264

300

125

1300

360

Solid Fiberboard Boxes

20

40

125

114

40

60

175

149

65

75

200

190

90

90

275

237

120

100

350

283

 

 

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