Automobile Parts: Automobile Storage Containers - 18436

Automobile Storage Containers - 18436

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association that allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship automobile storage containers accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
18436
COMMODITY
Automobile Storage Containers
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Luggage or utility, automobile or recreational vehicle top, molded plastic:

Subclasses for

Automobile Storage Containers - 18436

Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, automobile storage containers, 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.

How is freight class calculated?

The first step in determining your freight class is to take measurements. Measure the height, width and depth of your shipment then multiple those three measurements together for the total cubic feet. Then divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot). Finally, divide the weight (in pounds) of the shipment by the total cubic feet.

What does NOI stand for?

NOI stands for Not Otherwise Indicated. This is used when a commodity does not have an NMFC code. In these cases, density is usually used to determine freight class.