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Carpets - 70680

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship carpets accurately by using the information below:
70680
Carpets
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Commodity note:
Carpeting; Carpet Remnants; or Rugs, The provisions for rugs apply only when: 1. Power machine tufted or power loom woven; 2. Of soft surface (pile) fabric; 3. Of cloth combined with foam rubber not exceeding 3/8 inch thick; or 4. Of woven paper fabric combined with cellular or expanded plastic or rubber not exceeding 3/8 inch thick. For provisions applicable to other rugs, see item 71000 for 'Rugs, NOI,' item 78460 for 'Fur Rugs, NOI,' and item 196200 for 'Rugs, worn-out. in boxes, wrapped bales or rolls, or Package 2092:

Subclasses for

Carpets - 70680

Subclasses are further divisions of an NMFC number that generally distinguish among items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, carpets, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

70680-1

70680-2

70680-3

70680-4

70680-5

70680-6

70680-7

70680-8

70680-9

175

100

150

85

125

70

Subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

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Subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

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subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

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Greatest dimension exceeding 192 inches

Less than 12

12 or greater

Greatest dimension exceeding 96 inches but not exceeding 192 inches

Less than 12

12 or greater

Greatest dimension not exceeding 96 inches

Less than 12

12 or greater

Greatest dimension exceeding 192 inches

Less than 12

12 or greater

Greatest dimension exceeding 96 inches but not exceeding 192 inches

Less than 12

12 or greater

Greatest dimension not exceeding 96 inches

Less than 12

12 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 the NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). It is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of the large variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

What is a CWT rate?

CWT stands for hundredweight. LTL shipments are priced “per 100 pounds,” “cwt,” or “per hundredweight.” This means that a 400 lb shipment priced at $25 CWT would cost $100, not including accessories or specialty services.

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.