Building Materials, Miscellaneous: Insulating Material - 34720

Insulating Material - 34720

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 insulating material accurately by using the information below:
34720
Insulating Material
70
Commodity note:
Aluminum, copper, lead or steel, combined with asphalt, fabric, fibers, paper, asbestos felt or rubber, in boxes, crates, wrapped rolls or Package 2196.

Subclasses for

Insulating Material - 34720

Often, NMFC codes have multiple subclasses. These subclasses almost always distinguish various densities.
In this instance, the commodity, insulating material, 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 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.

Is an NMFC code required?

Adding NMFC code to a shipment is technically optional, but the NMFC codes can help avoid reclassification and ensure you're using the correct freight class number.

What are NMFC freight subclasses?

NMFC freight subclasses are used to differentiate among commodities of the same type. For example, one NMFC code for chairs/stools is 82790. Subclasses 82790-1 and 82790-11, despite have the same base NMFC code, fall into two different freight classes.