Conduits, Other Than Earthen: Conduits Gate Valves - 51080

Conduits Gate Valves - 51080

What is Freight Class?

A freight code is required when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code is published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association and lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship conduits gate valves accurately by using the information below:
51080
Conduits Gate Valves
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Commodity note:
NOI, or Parts thereof, NOI:

Subclasses for

Conduits Gate Valves - 51080

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, conduits gate valves, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

51080-1

51080-2

51080-3

51080-4

51080-5

51080-6

51080-7

100

77.5

77.5

70

70

60

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Other than plastic; in boxes or crates, or if weighing each 100 pounds or over, in packages or on skids.

In boxes or crates, or if weighing each 100 pounds or over, in packages or on skids:

The term 'operating apparatus' refers to apparatus of an electrical, pneumatic or mechanical nature, other than hand wheels or hand levers attached to valve, for operating, controlling or regulating.

The term 'operating apparatus' refers to apparatus of an electrical, pneumatic or mechanical nature, other than hand wheels or hand levers attached to valve, for operating, controlling or regulating.

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Also applies on accompanying pipe fitting cement or lubricating grease provided the weight thereof does not exceed 5 percent of the weight upon which freight charges are assessed, in packages.

Cupro-nickel or nickel-copper, plated or not plated, or silver plated, in boxes or crates

Aluminum or aluminum body; or chrome or nickel plated

Brass, bronze or copper, or brass, bronze or copper body, not plated

With operating apparatus

Without operating apparatus

Zinc or zinc alloy, or zinc or zinc alloy body, in boxes or crates.

Iron or steel, not plated, or iron or steel body, not plated

Cupro-nickel or nickel-copper, plated or not plated, or silver plated, in boxes or crates

Aluminum or aluminum body; or chrome or nickel plated

Brass, bronze or copper, or brass, bronze or copper body, not plated

With operating apparatus

Without operating apparatus

Zinc or zinc alloy, or zinc or zinc alloy body, in boxes or crates.

Iron or steel, not plated, or iron or steel body, not plated

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

How can I determine NMFC codes?

An organization named the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for frequently shipped commodities (https://classit.nmfta.org/). You must pay a subscription fee to view it. Find more information about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

How is freight class calculated?

The first step in determining your freight class is to take measurements. Measure the height, width and depth of your shipment then multiple those three measurements together for the total cubic feet. Then divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot). Finally, divide the weight (in pounds) of the shipment by the total cubic feet.

What happens if I don't put an NMFC freight class on my BOL?

If you don't include an NMFC code on your BOL, it is very likely that your carrier will charge you a reclassification fee and charge you the cost of shipping the freight they determine your shipment is.