Animal Remains - 54020

Animal Remains - 54020

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you must assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association that lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment and help with transportation logistics.
Ship animal remains accurately by using the information below:
54020
Animal Remains
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Commodity note:
In caskets or burial cases, in wooden shipping boxes.

Subclasses for

Animal Remains - 54020

NMFC numbers can have a number of subclasses. These are usually based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, animal remains, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info
Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
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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 the NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). It is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of the large variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

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.

What is density?

Density is the relationship between weight and size. A ping pong ball, which is very little material surrounding a good amount of air, is low density. Bricks, which are heavy for their size, are high density. In LTL shipping, it is commonly measured in pounds per cubic foot.