Shipping Beverages - 72170

Shipping Beverages - 72170

What is Freight Class?

A standardized freight code must be used when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code, which is published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship beverages accurately by using the information below:
72170
Beverages
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Commodity note:
Drinks or Shakes, nutritional, flavored, NOI, Applies only on liquid products that provide a combination of protein and other nutrients designed to provide or supplement an individual's dietary needs. In boxes or Package 2438, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Shipping Beverages - 72170

Often, NMFC codes have multiple subclasses. These subclasses almost always distinguish various densities.
In this instance, the commodity, beverages, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

72170-1

72170-2

70

60

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Less than 30

30 or greater

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

What is freight hsn code?

HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature. It is a system for classifying commodities created by the World Customs organization. U.S. LTL shipping, however, uses NMFC classifications instead.

Are NMFC and Freight Classes the same thing?

Every commodity has both a freight class and a NMFC code. Freight class represents a category of items while NMFC codes relate to specific commodities within each of the 18 freight classes.

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 determine your shipment is.