Paintings or Pictures - 56165

Paintings or Pictures - 56165

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship paintings or pictures accurately by using the information below:
56165
Paintings or Pictures
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Commodity note:
NOI, framed or unframed, with or without glass, Also applies on Printed Posters, other than those used for advertising, or Lenticular Pictures. in boxes, Articles must be protected by interior packing forms necessary to afford adequate protection against damage. released to a value not exceeding $25.00 per pound, Unless otherwise provided in individual participating carriers' tariffs, articles moving under the provisions of item 56165 shall only be accepted subject to a maximum liability of $25.00 per pound. If shipper fails to declare a value, or declares a value in excess of $25.00 per pound, shipment will not be accepted, but if the shipment is inadvertently accepted, it will be considered as being released to a value not exceeding $25.00 per pound and the shipment will move subject to such limitation of liability. In no instance will carriers' liability exceed the actual value of the article lost or damaged. subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Paintings or Pictures - 56165

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, paintings or pictures, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

56165-1

56165-2

56165-3

300

175

92.5

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Less than 4

4 but less than 8

8 or greater

Less than 4

4 but less than 8

8 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

What is the NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). It is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of the large variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

What is the most expensive freight class?

Freight Class 500 freight is the most expensive to ship. This classification is reserved for items of very high value or for items that use lots of space but weigh very little.

Why is the freight class of some commodities fixed?

Some items, such as car transmissions, have a specific class no matter how heavy or big they are. This is called a fixed class. Items can be assigned a fixed class if the value and transportability very rarely change.