What's new at Shipwell
This release provides fixes for several bugs and new enhancements.
Clarify Required Custom Fields
The error that displays when a required custom reference field the Shipment Status is empty is more user friendly. The error now specifies which required custom field is required.
Remove a Carrier from a Shipment
Corrected an error where if a user attempted to update a line item for an existing shipment, the shipment would present an error saying quantity was required even if there was a value for the quantity entered.
Override Weight Not Cleared When Switching Modes
When a user began to create a quote or shipment using FTL as the mode, entered an override weight, and then changed the mode, the override weight did not clear, causing validation errors. Alter the mode for a quote or shipment, the override fields now clear. FTL is the only mode that currently supports a weight override.
Line Item Density Calculation
The calculation formerly used for Total Density was incorrect, causing density to be too low, which miscategorized the freight class and affected the LTL rates. The calculation now uses the correct density and freight class for LTL rates.
The freight class of a shipment line item is based on the density of the item according to the following schedule:
For every item on a shipment, an estimated freight class is calculated based on the values entered on the item.
Weight and dimensions are based on a single “piece” on the line item without regard to Quantity. A line item includes values for Package Weight, Length, Width, Height, and Units (i.e., IN or CM) – referring to the size and weight of a single piece.
NOTE: Quantity is not considered as the density of a single piece equals the density of multiple identical pieces of the line item. All calculations are based on a single piece within a line item.
The volume on an individual piece in the line item is calculated as its length * width * height / 1728 (if dimensions are in inches) or length * width * height / 28316.8 (if dimensions are in centimeters).
- Dividing dimensions by 1728 converts cubic inches to cubic feet
- Dividing dimensions by 28316.8 converts cubic centimeters to cubic meters
The final line item’s density is the piece’s calculated volume / Package Weight and used to look up the Estimated Freight Class.
For loads that include multiple line items that likely have different dimensions and weights, the Totals panel displays an overall Density calculated by the total Weight / total Volume but does not map to a Freight Class in itself.