Boot: Counters, Heels, Pads, Shanks, Soles - 28340

Counters, Heels, Pads, Shanks, Soles - 28340

What is Freight Class?

A freight code is required when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship counters, heels, pads, shanks, soles accurately by using the information below:
Counters, Heels, Pads, Shanks, Soles
Commodity note:
Taps or Welting, or Fillers or Plugs, boot or shoe heel or arch; composition; fiberboard; leatherboard; plastic, other than cellular or expanded; pulpboard; rubber, other than foam; wooden; fiberboard or leatherboard combined with steel or wood; or iron and wood combined; or Heels and Soles combined, plastic, other than cellular or expanded; in bags, boxes, burlapped bales or drums; Will also apply on shipments consisting of counters, heels, soles or taps in combination packages with small tubes of rubber or leather cement or nails for affixing to boots or shoes.

Subclasses for

Counters, Heels, Pads, Shanks, Soles - 28340

Having multiple subclasses is fairly common for NMFC numbers. These subclasses are primarily based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, counters, heels, pads, shanks, soles, 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.


How do I get my NMFC code?

An organization known as the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for many commonly shipped commodities ( You must pay a subscription fee to view this list. For more information 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.

What does NOI stand for?

NOI stands for Not Otherwise Indicated. This is used when a commodity does not have an NMFC code. In these cases, density is usually used to determine freight class.