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 cupro-nickel cutters accurately by using the information below:
Cigar, in boxes.
Cupro-Nickel Cutters - 55300
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, cupro-nickel cutters, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass NMFC Code
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.
HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature. It is a system for classifying commodities created by the World Customs organization. U.S. LTL shipping, however, uses NMFC classifications instead.
Are NMFC and Freight Classes the same thing?
Every commodity has both a freight class and a NMFC code. Freight class represents a category of items while NMFC codes relate to specific commodities within each of the 18 freight classes.
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.