The following contains a few simple ideas on how you can help Gibson Austwide ensure that your freight is delivered in-full and on-time every time. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact your local Gibson Austwide depot? 

  • What is cubic conversion?
  • How to complete a consignment note
  • How do I calculate cubic conversion to kilos?
  • How do I present my freight ready for safe transportation? 
How to calculate cubic conversion to kilos?
Measure the height, length and width of an item.
E.g. If a carton is 0.75 long x 0.35 wide x 0.48 high, its cubic dimensions is 0.75 x 0.35 x 0.48 = 0.13
How do I calculate cubic conversion to kilos?
A chargeable kilogram is the unit by which the freight will be charged. The greater of either actual kilograms or the cubic kilograms.
E.g. the above example the total cubic is 0.13. If we multiply 0.13 by 333 (the cubic factor) the resultant cubic weight is 41.96kg. So if the parcels actual weight was less than 41.96kg its chargeable kilograms will be 41.96kg.

How to present freight ready for safe transportation?
The way in which you package these goods will determine how they will appear at the final destination.
  • Palletised goods should ideally be shrink-wrapped to the pallet to avoid them moving while in transit.
  • Cartons should be strong enough to take the weight inside, and no more than 25kg each unless on a pallet.
  • Any products containing glass should be bubble-wrapped, crated or similar & marked ?Fragile-Contains Glass?
  • Engines, Gear Boxes etc should be secured to a pallet & oil/fuel drained prior to shipping.
  • Long freight that is fragile & subject to damage if bent should be reinforced with timber to minimize flex.
  • Ensure that incompatible Dangerous Goods are not mixed together on a pallet.

How to complete consignment notes
  1. Senders Address in full with correct post code.
  2. Pallet control details.
  3. Paying Customers 6 digit Account Code.
  4. Receivers Address in full. (should be identical details to the freight dispatched)       
  5. Tick box for freight charges or complete third party details in the special instructions box.
  6. Senders Reference.
  7. Full description of goods.
  8. Dangerous Goods if applicable.
  9. Sender authorisation date and signature.
  10. Driver will sign and date on pick up.
  11. Number of Items.
  12. Weight.
  13. Dimensions in centimeters.
  14. Special Instructions allows comments to assist with delivery e.g. Tail gate, phone (number) prior to delivery, booking times and references etc.