Cotton Linters - 54310

Cotton Linters - 54310

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 cotton linters accurately by using the information below:
54310
Cotton Linters
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Commodity note:
Other than bleached or dyed, subject to Item 170:

Subclasses for

Cotton Linters - 54310

Often, NMFC codes have numerous subclasses. These subclasses are almost always based on how dense the items are.
In this instance, the commodity, cotton linters, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

54310-1

54310-2

85

70

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In bags; or in bales compressed to less than 15 pounds per cubic foot

In bales compressed to 15 pounds or greater per cubic foot

In bags; or in bales compressed to less than 15 pounds per cubic foot

In bales compressed to 15 pounds or greater per cubic foot

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

Do all LTL shippers use NMFC freight classes?

Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.

How is the cost of freight determined?

Your freight cost is determined by a number of variables, such as how far your shipment needs to go, the freight class number, whether or not accessorials are needed, as well as fluctuating fuel costs and truck capacity.

How is freight class determined?

NMFC freight classes are determined using four factors: density, handling, stowability, and liability. All of these factors affect the cost to the carrier of shipping goods.