Freight Class 92.5

What is Freight Class 92.5?

Freight Class 92.5 is the classification most appropriate for computers, monitors, gas-powered generators, ATMs, refrigerators and freezers, and cabinets that weigh 10.5-12lbs 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?

The density of a commodity is identified by its dimensions and weight. Freight class code 92.5 should have a density of 10.5-12 pounds per cubic foot.

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.

Will your carrier need to take extra precautions to keep your freight safe? If you are shipping valuable items such as computers or monitors that are prone to theft this will affect your freight class determination since the carrier will have to make special arrangements.

Will the packaging of your freight allow for other items to easily fit in the carrier’s trailer? Unique sizes and shapes of freight can affect what can be packed on, or next to your freight impacting 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

Can I use a lower NMFC class to save money on shipping?
No. If you claim that your freight is a lower class than it actually is, your carrier will likely find out. They will charge you a fee for reclassifying the freight and charge you the appropriate amount for the actual class of your freight after it has been shipped.
What is the most expensive freight class?
Freight Class 500 freight is the most expensive to ship. This classification is reserved for items of very high value or for items that use lots of space but weigh very little.
What are examples of class 85 freight?
Examples of class 85 freight usually include: crated machinery, clutches, cast iron stoves, motorcycle engines, and transmissions.