You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, which is issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship automobile covers accurately by using the information below:
Hood, radiator, spring, steering wheel, tire or top, artificial leather, cloth, fiber, oilcloth or rubber, in boxes or wrapped in fiberboard
Automobile Covers - 18460
For many NMFC codes, there isn’t one single class that is applied. Often, NMFC numbers have multiple subclasses, which are frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, automobile covers, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass NMFC Code
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). A subscription is required to view this list. You can read more about freight classes at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.
How is the cost of freight determined?
Your freight cost is determined by a number of variables, such as how far your shipment needs to go, the freight class number, whether or not accessorials are needed, as well as fluctuating fuel costs and truck capacity.
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.