Will a Cord of Wood Fit in a Pickup Truck?

A cord of wood is firewood that totals 128 cubic feet and weighs an average of 5000 pounds, so fitting it into the limited space of a pickup truck can be tricky. While you may be able to fit half of a cord into an 8-foot pickup truck and about one-third into a 6-foot pickup truck, it would be impossible to fit an entire cord in one vehicle.

If you are interested in cord costs, please read our article about how much a Cord of Wood costs.

Will a Cord of Wood Fit in a Pickup Truck?

No. A cord of wood may not fit into a pickup truck because of its relative size and weight. The volume of a cord of wood is about 128 cubic feet, and it weighs approximately 5000 pounds. However, you should be able to fit about 1/2 of a cord of wood into an 8-foot pickup truck and about 1/3 of a cord of wood into a 6-foot pickup truck. But, a full cord would not fit into a pickup truck.

When deciding if you can transport your wood with your vehicle, it’s essential to consider the truck’s weight capacity compared to the load you’re trying to move. Most pickups have payload capacities between 1,500 and 3,000 pounds, and while some may handle more than that, it’s best to check before attempting to haul something as significant as a cord of wood—especially if the bed size is smaller.

It’s also important to consider other factors like tire wear and tear from carrying heavy loads or possibly damaging the frame of your truck by forcing too much weight onto it. For safety reasons alone, it’s usually better left for professionals with larger vehicles designed for hauling heavier loads (like flatbed trucks).

Professional delivery services are available in many places if you are looking for an alternative method for transporting your wood. These companies will bring your cords directly from their production facility or supplier store to your house or business. Although this option tends to cost more, they often offer many benefits, such as climate-controlled transports, which help keep humidity levels low and help prevent molding; they know how much weight their vehicles can safely carry, and they provide insurance coverage in case any damage should occur during transit.



Will a Cord of Wood Fit in a Pickup Truck

At the end of the day, though, whether you use a delivery service or try transporting yourself using your vehicle, ensure you take all necessary precautions because nobody wants damaged wood or their truck!

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Mark Brown is a construction engineer from California who has been working as an independent contractor and writer for the past 15 years. From 2022 onwards, Mark has also been contributing author of home repair articles at nimblefreelancer.com. Read more on Mark Brown's biography page. Contact Mark: mark@nimblefreelancer.com

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