What is Freight Class 70?

Freight class 70 is one of the classes on the NMFC© code list that ranges from 50-500. Common commodities and materials for freight class 70 can include: food items, car parts and engines, unassembled furniture, and machinery. It is important to get the accurate freight class number on a shipment because you’ll get a more precise estimate and it will save you from expensive delays and fees for reclassification. In order for a shipment to qualify as freight class 70, it’s weight and density would need to be between 15 and 22.5 lbs per cubic foot.

What determines Freight Class?

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The density of a commodity is identified by its dimension and weight. Freight class code 70 should have a density of 15 to 22.5 pounds per cubic foot.

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Loading and unloading freight from LTL terminal to LTL terminal is what is known as handling. Unassembled furniture is easy to stow and transport, therefore qualifies for freight class 70. Bigger and more difficult assembled furniture could increase its class and cost of shipping.

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Liability is establishing the value of your commodity and determining its likelihood of being stolen or damaged. Notably valuable items in freight class 70 might be machinery or automobile engines.

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Stowability is determining how the shipment can be arranged with other commodities. Therefore, hazardous materials cannot be stowed with non-hazardous materials. For example, in freight class 70, food items could not be packed beside automobile engines.

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.


How do I know if my shipment is freight class 70?
First, measure the height, width, and depth of the shipment. Multiply the three measurements to determine the cubic feet. Then divide the weight of the shipment by the cubic feet. If the density is between 15 and 22 lbs then it is most likely freight class 70. If you are still unsure, contact the Koho experts and we’ll help you with your shipment!
What does class mean when shipping?
The class determines the cost of the shipping. The lower the class, the lower the cost.
What is the NMFC© code for freight class 70?
The NMFC© code varies and is determined by the specific commodity in each class.

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