Barrel Drums - 21840

Barrel Drums - 21840

What is Freight Class?

A freight code is required when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship barrel drums accurately by using the information below:
21840
Barrel Drums
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Commodity note:
Barrels, Pails or Tubs, shipping, fiberboard or pulpboard, or fiberboard or pulpboard and metal, wood or plastic combined, other than taper sided, SU, loose; or KD, in packages; subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of: Also applies when equipped with plastic inserts or liners.

Subclasses for

Barrel Drums - 21840

Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, barrel drums, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

21840-1

21840-2

21840-3

21840-4

21840-5

21840-6

21840-7

21840-8

21840-9

21840-10

21840-11

400

300

250

175

125

100

92.5

85

70

65

60

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Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

Where can I find freight class code lookup?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) annually publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To access this list, you are required to pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.

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 is density?

Density is the relationship between weight and size. A ping pong ball, which is very little material surrounding a good amount of air, is low density. Bricks, which are heavy for their size, are high density. In LTL shipping, it is commonly measured in pounds per cubic foot.