You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, which is issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship candlesticks accurately by using the information below:
Wood or molded wood, in boxes
Candlesticks - 39850
Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, candlesticks, 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.