Dairy Products: Cheese Dairy Products - 55470

Cheese Dairy Products - 55470

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight, you’ll need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship cheese dairy products accurately by using the information below:
55470
Cheese Dairy Products
77.5
Commodity note:
Including Cheese Food, NOI, does not apply on cheese crisps or other dried cheese snacks. For applicable provisions, see item 73260, in boxes, drums or pails, in metal or wooden containers in crates, tops of cylindrical wooden boxes for cheese or cheese food in forms or in bulk must be closely fitted and securely fastened, or in Packages 1400, 1500, 2202, 2325 or 2414.

Subclasses for

Cheese Dairy Products - 55470

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

Where can I find freight class code lookup?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) annually publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To access this list, you are required to pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.

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.

How do I calculate density?

Multiply the length, width, and height of your shipment, then divide the total weight of your package by that number. If your shipment is 4 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 4 feet tall, you would multiply 4 x 5 x 4 to get 80 cubic feet. If it weighs 800 pounds, you would divide 800 / 80 to get 10 pounds per cubic foot.