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Gas - 27520

What is Freight Class?

You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, which is issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship gas accurately by using the information below:
27520
Gas
85
Commodity note:
NOI, other than cooking, One gas operating lamp attachment may be included for each stove when in same package. Provisions also apply on accompanying liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, empty or filled. Gasoline, NOI; Oil, NOI, other than hand or wheel portable motor operated blower type; Gas Radiators, NOI; or Charcoal, Coal, Oil or Wood and Gas combined, NOI; Also includes one tee joint and draft regulator combined for each stove when packaged inside stove. Also applies on stoves or ranges consisting of separated ovens and surface cooking units designed for permanent individual built-in installation. Also applies on oil stoves not porcelain enameled in corrugated fiber boxes testing not less than 200 pounds. Dimensions must not exceed 90 united inches. In boxes, crates, drums or Packages 112, 131, 972 or 1082

Subclasses for

Gas - 27520

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, gas, 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 is the NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). It is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of the large variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

What happens when a freight class code is wrong?

It might be tempting to declare that your shipment is a lower freight class than it actually is in order to secure a lower price, however, carriers will re-classify your freight for accuracy and charge you a fee for having to do so.

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.