When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight, you’ll need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship automobile frames accurately by using the information below:
Automobile license plate or personal identification plate, cast zinc, with or without fasteners, in boxes
Automobile Frames - 18740
For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one class that is applied. Frequently, NMFC numbers have a number of subclasses, which are usually based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, automobile frames, 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.
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 most expensive freight class?
Freight Class 500 freight is the most expensive to ship. This classification is reserved for items of very high value or for items that use lots of space but weigh very little.
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.