Barrels: Barrels - 21780

Barrels - 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, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship barrels accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
21780
COMMODITY
Barrels
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Aluminum or aluminum and steel, other than with steel skid bases:

Subclasses for

Barrels - 21780

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

Where can I find a freight code list?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). A subscription is required to view this list. You can read more about freight classes at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

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 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.