Dairy Products: Eggs Dairy Products - 55600

Eggs Dairy Products - 55600

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code made 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:
55600
Eggs Dairy Products
100
Commodity note:
NOI, not cooked, will also apply on duck, goose and turkey eggs and on eggs produced primarily for hatching and sold for that purpose, shipments must be made in wooden boxes or new fiberboard boxes. Eggs must be individually separated and at least one thickness of fiberboard and pulpboard be placed between each layer of eggs. Each layer of eggs must be supported by filler or other device in such manner as to prevent any eggs in any layer bearing the weight of the layer above.

Subclasses for

Eggs Dairy Products - 55600

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one class that is applied. Frequently, NMFC numbers have a number of subclasses, which are usually based on the density of the shipment.
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.

FAQs

What are the NMFC codes?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.

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.