When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code made by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
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Used. Container must be cylindrical shape, mounted on steel skids and wall material thickness must be more than 1/8 inch but less than 1/4 inch and Applies only on containers being returned via the carrier or carriers that handled the filled inbound move. Shipper must certify on shipping orders and bills of lading at time of shipment as follows: Shipment consists of empty containers not exceeding an equal number of the same size and type as received by the same carrier or carriers handling the filled inbound move.
HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature. It is a system for classifying commodities created by the World Customs organization. U.S. LTL shipping, however, uses NMFC classifications instead.
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.
Why is the freight class of some commodities fixed?
Some items, such as car transmissions, have a specific class no matter how heavy or big they are. This is called a fixed class. Items can be assigned a fixed class if the value and transportability very rarely change.