Carriers, Shipping: Multi-unit Railway Car Tanks - 41420

Multi-unit Railway Car Tanks - 41420

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code made by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship multi-unit railway car tanks accurately by using the information below:
Multi-unit Railway Car Tanks
Commodity note:
For shipping air, gases or liquids under pressure, steel, wall thickness not less than 11/32 inch, outside diameter not more than 37 inches:

Subclasses for

Multi-unit Railway Car Tanks - 41420

Subclasses are further divisions of an NMFC number that generally distinguish among items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, multi-unit railway car tanks, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info






New or reconditioned

Used, other than reconditioned

New or reconditioned

Used, other than reconditioned

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.


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 is a CWT rate?

CWT stands for hundredweight. LTL shipments are priced “per 100 pounds,” “cwt,” or “per hundredweight.” This means that a 400 lb shipment priced at $25 CWT would cost $100, not including accessories or specialty services.

What is the NMFC class for clothing?

Apparel ranges between NMFC freight class 100 and 175.