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Question from Ann:

I am renting a 24ft box truck and have been told it is 1401 cubic feet. I want to know if I have 23 display cases to move and each is 6ft X 2ft X 3ft will the all fit? Or do I need additional info in order to figure this out?

Hi Ann,

Each case is 6 × 2 × 3 = 36 cubic feet and 23 × 36 = 828 so you only need 828 cubic feet of space. As you know the challenge is how to pack the display cases into the truck box. To be sure you need the inside dimensions of the truck box to see if they will fit.


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