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 panels accurately by using the information below:
In-ground swimming pool construction, applies on wall panels for the construction of in-ground swimming pools, with or without installation hardware and with or without one or more of the following: full or partial liners; coping; or bracing and also applies on hardware necessary for installation. May also include articles such as filters, pumps, skimmers, fittings and ladders not to exceed ten percent of the total weight on which charges are assessed, in packages.
Panels - 35032
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, panels, 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.
An organization named the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for frequently shipped commodities (https://classit.nmfta.org/). You must pay a subscription fee to view it. Find more information about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.
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.
Does stackability affect freight class?
Yes. If your shipment can be stacked, it allows the carrier to fit more freight into their truck.