Barrels: Barrel Baskets - 22240

Barrel Baskets - 22240

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments require a freight code. This code, created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship barrel baskets accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
22240
COMMODITY
Barrel Baskets
FREIGHT CLASS
85
Commodity note:
Wire, with or without plastic coating, taper sided, top frame made of 3 gauge or heavier wire, sides, ends and bottom made of 12 gauge or heavier wire, or top frame made of 6 gauge or heavier wire, sides, ends and bottom of 13 gauge or heavier wire, bottom reinforced diagonally with two wires of 9 gauge or heavier, nested in bundles of 12 or more and metal strapped, or nested in boxes

Subclasses for

Barrel Baskets - 22240

NMFC numbers often have multiple subclasses. These are almost always based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, barrel baskets, 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 are the NMFC codes?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.

What is the purpose of freight classification?

Freight classification groups products based on similar density, stowability, handling and liability so carriers and shippers have an effective way of communicating the ease of transporting said freight.

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.