You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship brooms acid accurately by using the information below:
Steel handle with horsehair bristles, in bulk in boxes.
Brooms Acid - 33055
For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one single class that is applied. NMFC numbers often have subclasses, which are almost always based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, brooms acid, 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.
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.
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.
Why is the freight class of some commodities fixed?
Some items, such as car transmissions, have a specific class no matter how heavy or big they are. This is called a fixed class. Items can be assigned a fixed class if the value and transportability very rarely change.