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Leaflets - 4860

What is Freight Class?

You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship leaflets accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
4860
COMMODITY
Leaflets
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Prepaid. Order blanks, self-addressed envelopes or mailing cards, not stamped, may be enclosed with articles named. Applies only on articles or material which wholly or in part sponsor or extoll the virtues of any thing or service and which if intended to reach the hands of the ultimate consuming public are given without charge to such public.

Subclasses for

Leaflets - 4860

Often, NMFC codes have numerous subclasses. These subclasses are almost always based on how dense the items are.
In this instance, the commodity, leaflets, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

4860-1

4860-2

60

77.5

Applies only when newsprint paper has a fiber content consisting of not less than 60 percent of ground wood and certification is made on bills of lading and shipping orders by shippers at time of shipment as follows

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Printed entirely on newsprint

Not printed entirely on newsprint

Printed entirely on newsprint

Not printed entirely on newsprint

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

Do all LTL shippers use NMFC freight classes?

Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.

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.

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.