Freight class is a standard classification system for shipments, defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). It's used to categorize commodities like Agricultural implement parts for transport, taking into account factors like weight, dimensions, density, storage capability, ease of handling, and liability. Freight class is a system to categorize different types of goods being shipped.
Density is a key concept in freight shipping, as it significantly impacts the freight class for commodities like Agricultural implement parts and hence, the shipping cost. It is calculated as the weight of the shipment divided by its volume. Density is a measure used to determine the freight class in LTL shipping.
Stowability is used in freight shipping to describe how easily an item can be stowed or stored in relation to other items. For example, when trying to understand stowability for Agricultural implement parts, it is important to know if the item can be packaged efficiently and stowed onto the truck easily. In other words- It's the characteristic of a shipment that determines how well it can fit with other shipments.
Liability is a term used to refer to the accountability or risk involved in transporting Agricultural implement parts. It's one of the factors considered when determining freight class. It's the potential for financial loss due to damage or loss of freight during shipping.
Handling refers to the procedures and precautions taken when moving and storing Agricultural implement parts. It is one of the factors considered when determining freight class for Agricultural implement parts. It's the operations involved in moving goods from one location to another.
Agricultural Implement Parts Other Than Hand
Common Commodity Items
For many NMFC® codes there isn’t just one single class that is applied. Often, NMFC® numbers have multiple "sub-classes", which are almost always based on the density of the shipment. In the instance where your NMFC® number has multiple sub classes, it's best to contact an expert, like Koho, to help identify which subclass to use.
National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system that was created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of most of the countless different commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments each year.
Every commodity has both a freight class and a NMFC code. Freight class represents a category of items while NMFC codes relate to specific commodities within each of the 18 freight classes.