Automobile Parts: Body Parts - 18260

Body Parts - 18260

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments are required to have a freight code. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship body parts accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
18260
COMMODITY
Body Parts
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
NOI, Also applies when parts or trim have weatherstripping, sound or shock absorbing or deadening material, or gaskets or similar material attached, Applies on parts or trim, whether for interior or exterior installation and whether constituting a structural part of the body or constituting a part of the body interior furnishing or equipment, Does not apply on: cellular, expanded or foam plastic or rubber insulation; pads or padding; carpets or carpeting or tanks.

Subclasses for

Body Parts - 18260

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one class that is applied. Frequently, NMFC numbers have a number of subclasses, which are usually based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, body parts, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

18260-1

18260-2

18260-3

18260-4

18260-5

18260-6

18260-7

18260-8

18260-9

18260-10

18260-11

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
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

What is freight class code?

National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system that was created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of most of the countless different commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments each year.

Can I use a lower NMFC class to save money on shipping?

No. If you claim that your freight is a lower class than it actually is, your carrier will likely find out. They will charge you a fee for reclassifying the freight and charge you the appropriate amount for the actual class of your freight after it has been shipped.

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.