Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Preparations or Personal Care Products: Bath Salts - 58540
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 bath salts accurately by using the information below:
Bubble Bath or Water Softening Compounds, medicated or perfumed, in boxes, drums or Package 2213:
Bath Salts - 58540
Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, bath salts, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass NMFC Code
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.
Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.
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.