Aluminum: Ingots - 13240

Ingots - 13240

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code devised by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship ingots accurately by using the information below:
Commodity note:
Applies only on materials not further finished than hot rolled, rough hot-pressed, rough hot-extruded or rough hot-hammered and not smooth or surface finished. When billets, blooms, ingots, pigs or slabs constitute other articles for which a specific classification item or class is provided when in an unfinished condition, or where no further work is required before becoming a finished article for which a specific classification item or class is otherwise provided, such specific classification item or class must be used and the class for billets, blooms, ingots, pigs or slabs will not apply, in packages

Subclasses for

Ingots - 13240

Often, NMFC codes have subclasses. These subclasses generally are based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, ingots, 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.


How can I determine NMFC codes?

An organization named the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for frequently shipped commodities ( You must pay a subscription fee to view it. Find more information about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

Can I use a lower NMFC class to save money on shipping?

No. If you claim that your freight is a lower class than it actually is, your carrier will likely find out. They will charge you a fee for reclassifying the freight and charge you the appropriate amount for the actual class of your freight after it has been shipped.

What does NMFC stand for?

NMFC stand for National Motor Freight Classification. This is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.