Building metalwork: Metal - 36265

Metal - 36265

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 metal accurately by using the information below:
36265
Metal
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Commodity note:
With components of other materials, in crates or on lift truck skids or pallets. Roof curbs tendered for shipment on lift truck skids or pallets must be securely fastened to and must not overhang the edges of the lift truck skid or pallet deck. Exposed sides, edges and top must be completely wrapped with plastic film or corrugated fiberboard, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot

Subclasses for

Metal - 36265

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one single class that is applied. NMFC numbers often have subclasses, which are almost always based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, metal, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

36265-1

36265-2

36265-3

36265-4

300

175

125

70

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Less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

Less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

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

How do I find my NMFC code?

An organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for many frequently shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To view this list, you must pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

What is the least expensive freight class?

Freight class 50 is the least expensive because it refers to the freight that is easiest to transport for the carriers.

What happens if I don't put an NMFC freight class on my BOL?

If you don't include an NMFC code on your BOL, it is very likely that your carrier will charge you a reclassification fee and charge you the cost of shipping the freight they they determine your shipment is.