Freight Class 150

What is Freight Class 150?

Freight Class 150 is the classification most appropriate for ATV’s, jet skis, motorcycles, assembled wooden furniture and workstations that weigh 6-7lbs per cubic foot. Less-than-truckload shipping uses a freight classification system determined by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association to help shippers and carriers effectively communicate the transportability of their freight. Freight class determination is based on four categories; density, stowability, liability and handling. How much your freight weighs in relation to its size, whether or not it will fit in the trailer easily with other freight, if it’s at risk for theft or if it will need special loading equipment are all factors that need to be considered when determining the appropriate freight class.

What determines Freight Class?

DENSITY

The density of a commodity is identified by its dimensions and weight. Freight class code 150 should have a density of 6-7 pounds per cubic foot.

STOWABILITY

Will your freight need to be loaded with special equipment? If the size and shape of the items you are shipping require a lift or a dock it will influence your freight class determination since the carrier will have to spend more time loading and unloading your freight.

LIABILITY

Will your carrier need to take extra precaution to keep your freight safe? If you are shipping rare or valuable items such as custom motorcycles or sporting equipment that are prone to theft this will affect your freight class determination since the carrier will have to make special arrangements.

HANDLING

Will the packaging of your freight allow for other items to easily fit in the carrier’s trailer? Shipping sporting and leisure products like ATV’s, jet skis and motorcycles that can’t have anything packed on top of them impacts the capacity of the carrier and, ultimately, your freight class determination.

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.

FAQs

What is a CWT rate?
CWT stands for hundredweight. LTL shipments are priced “per 100 pounds,” “cwt,” or “per hundredweight.” This means that a 400 lb shipment priced at $25 CWT would cost $100, not including accessories or specialty services.
Does freight class 150 work for all auto parts?
No. Freight class 150 is suitable for auto metal sheets only. If you are shipping car parts and accessories, freight classes 60, 65 and 70 might apply.
Is an NMFC code required?
Adding NMFC code to a shipment is technically optional, but the NMFC codes can help avoid reclassification and ensure you're using the correct freight class number.

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