Automobile Parts: Automobile Channels - 18435

Automobile Channels - 18435

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship automobile channels accurately by using the information below:
18435
Automobile Channels
65

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Commodity note:
Division Bars or Weatherstrip, automobile glass run. Applies only on devices composed of metal, plastic or rubber, other than cellular, expanded or foam plastic or rubber, separate or combined or combined with fabric, which function as guides or track and provide weather protection for movable windows, whether shipped in stock lengths or in sizes ready for installation.

Subclasses for

Automobile Channels - 18435

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, automobile channels, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info
Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

Do all LTL shippers use NMFC freight classes?

Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.

What does class mean when shipping?

The class determines the cost of the shipping. The lower the class, the lower the cost.

What happens if I don't put an NMFC freight class on my BOL?

If you don't include an NMFC code on your BOL, it is very likely that your carrier will charge you a reclassification fee and charge you the cost of shipping the freight they they determine your shipment is.