Earth (Soil) - 48240

Earth (Soil) - 48240

What is Freight Class?

A freight code must be used when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment that help with transportation logistics.
Ship earth (soil) accurately by using the information below:
48240
Earth (Soil)
50

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50
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Commodity note:
NOI, in bags, boxes or drums

Subclasses for

Earth (Soil) - 48240

Often, NMFC codes have subclasses. These subclasses generally are based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, earth (soil), is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info
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

What is NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system devised by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the wide variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments.

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.

What is density?

Density is the relationship between weight and size. A ping pong ball, which is very little material surrounding a good amount of air, is low density. Bricks, which are heavy for their size, are high density. In LTL shipping, it is commonly measured in pounds per cubic foot.