Automobile Parts: Automobile Part Systems - 19700

Automobile Part Systems - 19700

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need 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 part systems accurately by using the information below:
19700
Automobile Part Systems
85
Commodity note:
Latch or lock operating, vacuum type or electric, or Parts thereof, in boxes. Applies on articles comprising complete systems used in vacuum or electric operation of releasing or setting locks or latches of automobile doors, trunk, deck lids, or hoods; or on assemblies of parts for such systems; or on parts thereof, except vacuum tanks; or on vacuum tanks therefor in mixed shipment with other parts or assemblies providing the weight of tanks does not exceed 25 percent by weight of the other articles, assemblies or systems.

Subclasses for

Automobile Part Systems - 19700

Having subclasses is not uncommon for NMFC numbers. Subclasses are generally based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, automobile part systems, 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

What is NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system devised by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the wide variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments.

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.

What are NMFC freight subclasses?

NMFC freight subclasses are used to differentiate among commodities of the same type. For example, one NMFC code for chairs/stools is 82790. Subclasses 82790-1 and 82790-11, despite have the same base NMFC code, fall into two different freight classes.