A freight code is required when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship pots cookware accurately by using the information below:
Pots Cookware - 52890
Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, pots cookware, 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.
Do all commodities have NMFC freight subclasses?
No, not all commodities have freight subclasses, although many do.