Asphalt (Asphaltum) - 15240

What is Freight Class?

When shipping 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 allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and help with transportation.
Ship asphalt (asphaltum) accurately by using the information below:
Asphalt (Asphaltum)

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Commodity note:
Natural, by-product or petroleum, solid, Asphalt or pitch, the melting point of which is 140 degrees or less Fahrenheit, as determined by the Ball and Ring test in water or by the 1/2 inch Cube test in water, must be in metal cans in boxes or crates, or in steel drums. Asphalt or pitch may be shipped in eight-ply fiber drums, each ply testing not less than 100 pounds (Mullen), total wall thickness not less than 1/8 inch, with metal tops and bottoms, or in 31/2-gallon nonreusable pails made of 28-gauge steel, covers securely fastened with lugs, in packages.

Subclasses for

Asphalt (Asphaltum) - 15240

Subclasses are smaller divisions of an NMFC number that almost always distinguish among similar items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, asphalt (asphaltum), is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info
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.

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What is freight class code?

National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system that was created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of most of the countless different commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments each year.

What is the least expensive freight class?

Freight class 50 is the least expensive because it refers to the freight that is easiest to transport for the carriers.

Can how I pack my shipment affect freight class?

Yes. How your freight is packaged can signifcantly affect the cost of your shipment. Contact Koho for questions about specific commodities and best packaging practices.