You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, which is issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship nickel drums accurately by using the information below:
Nickel Drums - 41180
Having multiple subclasses is fairly common for NMFC numbers. These subclasses are primarily based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, nickel drums, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass NMFC Code
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.
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.
What is the NMFC class for clothing?
Apparel ranges between NMFC freight class 100 and 175.