What is Freight Class 100?

Freight class 100 is one of 18 classes created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association. Shipments with a class 100 freight will have a weight range and density of 9 to 10.5 pounds per cubic foot. Commodities and materials that are commonly found in this class include: cases of wine, car and boat covers, and engines. It is important to determine the correct freight class number for your shipment because it’ll provide you with a more accurate quote and spare you from losing money on delays and reclassification fees.

What determines Freight Class?

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Density can be defined by your shipment’s dimensions and weight. Class 100 freight should have a density that is between 9 to 10.5 pounds.

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Handling is the amount of labor necessary to transfer your class 100 freight shipments to each LTL (less-than-truckload) terminal.

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The worth and probability of your class 100 freight shipment being damaged or stolen is what we call liability.

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The stowability is how easily your freight class 100 shipment can be packed with other freight. The NMFC® (National Motor Freight Classification) class code can be affected if your shipment needs special handling.

Look Up Commodities for Freight Class

There is a wide variety of commodities that’s classified under this freight class number. We’ve outlined some of the most common commodities we ship, their associated freight class numbers and NMFC® code to help you get the most accurate freight quote for your shipment.


What is a freight class 100 commodity?
A class 100 freight commodity will have a density of 9 to 10.5 pounds per cubic foot and can be items like car and boat covers or engines.
What is the NMFC® code for freight class 100?
The NMFC® code for items of class 100 freight can vary; the code specifies different materials, so there could be more than one code under the same class.
What is the cost of shipping with freight class 100?
While the freight class number is key in determining the cost of a shipment, there are other factors that can affect shipping cost such as the transit time, need for accessorials, or limited access delivery.

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