Dairy Products: Eggs Dairy Products - 55540

Eggs Dairy Products - 55540

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship eggs dairy products accurately by using the information below:
Eggs Dairy Products
Commodity note:
Chicken, for human consumption, in standard cases, not cooked, Regulations and requirements governing descriptions, marks, containers: Sec. 1-Shipper must note on shipping order and bill of lading: (a) The character of the shipment, whether current receipts, rehandled current receipts, rehandled and repacked eggs, storage packed eggs, checks, cracks or dirties, and the number of cases of each. (b) The identification or brand marks appearing on cases, if any, which are descriptive of their contents. (c) Number of cases not completely filled and extent of shortage. Sec. 2-Cases should be marked to indicate the brand or character of their contents and such marks or brands must correspond to the description on shipping order and bill of lading. (See Sec. 1 (a)). Sec. 3-Checked or cracked eggs must be packed in 'standard cases' (see Sec. 4) equipped with waterproof case liners. All joints of liners must be sealed with waterproof adhesive. Liners will not be required to completely cover top layer of eggs. Sec. 4-Standard cases are cases made of wood or fiberboard, designed to hold 30 dozen eggs separated each from the others by pulpboard with contents filling case so as to prevent shifting of contents, and will be accepted and transported at an estimated weight of 54 pounds each. Cases designed to hold 15 dozen eggs, eggs separated by pulpboard with contents filling case so as to prevent shifting of contents, will be accepted and transported at an estimated weight of 27 pounds each.

Subclasses for

Eggs Dairy Products - 55540

Often, NMFC codes have multiple subclasses. These subclasses almost always distinguish various densities.
In this instance, the commodity, eggs dairy products, 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.


What is a freight code?

National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a freight classification system created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce shipping of LTL cargo. NMFC freight codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the huge variety of different commodities being shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

What does class mean when shipping?

The class determines the cost of the shipping. The lower the class, the lower the cost.

Can I always use density to find the right NMFC class?

No. While density is one of the primary factors in determining NMFC freight class, other factors, such as value, are also used in making that determination. Gold bars, for example, are very dense, but they fall into shipping class 500 along with very low-density items because of their high value.