Medical Supplies - 56828

Medical Supplies - 56828

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship medical supplies accurately by using the information below:
56828
Medical Supplies
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Commodity note:
viz.: Bandages or Dressings, NOI; Blankets, emergency first aid for burn victims; Braces or Supports, ankle, knee, joint or leg; Collars, cervical; Compresses, hot or cold, NOI; Pads, lap; Splints, NOI; Sponges, dental, medical or surgical, NOI; In boxes, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Medical Supplies - 56828

NMFC numbers may have subclasses. These are most frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, medical supplies, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

56828-1

56828-2

56828-3

56828-4

56828-5

56828-6

56828-7

56828-8

56828-9

56828-10

56828-11

400

300

250

175

125

100

92.5

85

70

65

60

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Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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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.

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 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.