8 gauge or thicker: - 51021

8 gauge or thicker: - 51021

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code devised by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship 8 gauge or thicker: accurately by using the information below:
51021
8 gauge or thicker:
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Commodity note:

Subclasses for

8 gauge or thicker: - 51021

Often, NMFC codes have subclasses. These subclasses generally are based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, 8 gauge or thicker:, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

51021-1

51021-2

51021-3

51021-4

51021-5

51021-6

51021-7

51021-8

51021-9

200

125

300

150

400

200

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Less than 36 inches:

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36 inches or over, but less than 54 inches:

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Nested

54 inches or over:

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Nested

Less than 36 inches:

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Nested

36 inches or over, but less than 54 inches:

Not nested

Nested

54 inches or over:

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Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

What is freight class code definition?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit membership organization named the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more from the experts at Koho on our freight classes pages.

What is the best way to calculate your freight class?

Working with a 3PL like Koho can help you accurately determine your freight class so you can avoid re-classification fees with the carriers. For more information on the freight class system, go to the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association.

How is freight class determined?

NMFC freight classes are determined using four factors: density, handling, stowability, and liability. All of these factors affect the cost to the carrier of shipping goods.