Barrels: Barrel Drums - 21780

Barrel Drums - 21780

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 drums accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
21780
COMMODITY
Barrel Drums
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Aluminum or aluminum and steel, other than with steel skid bases:

Subclasses for

Barrel Drums - 21780

Subclasses are smaller divisions of an NMFC number that almost always distinguish among similar items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, barrel drums, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

21780-1

21780-2

21780-3

21780-4

100

200

100

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Also applies when equipped with carbon dioxide gas regulators or valves and dispensing nozzle, attached or in separate packages. In boxes

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Not nested

Capacity not over 4 gallons

Capacity over 4 gallons

Nested or one or more completely enclosed within another

Not nested

Capacity not over 4 gallons

Capacity over 4 gallons

Nested or one or more completely enclosed within another

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

How can I determine NMFC codes?

An organization named the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for frequently shipped commodities (https://classit.nmfta.org/). You must pay a subscription fee to view it. Find more information about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

What happens when a freight class code is wrong?

It might be tempting to declare that your shipment is a lower freight class than it actually is in order to secure a lower price, however, carriers will re-classify your freight for accuracy and charge you a fee for having to do so.

Do all commodities have NMFC freight subclasses?

No, not all commodities have freight subclasses, although many do.