Drawing Instruments, Optical Goods or Scientific Instruments: Recording Devices - 58240

Recording Devices - 58240

What is Freight Class?

A freight code must be used when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment that help with transportation logistics.
Ship recording devices accurately by using the information below:
58240
Recording Devices
150
Commodity note:
Gauges or Meters, NOI, in boxes, Applies only on devices, gauges or meters which produce a graphic record of the function of or effect created on or by any other device, apparatus or instrument to or in which they are to be connected or installed. Devices, gauges or meters attached to or mounted on panels may be packed in crates when the devices, gauges or meters are adequately protected against damage.

Subclasses for

Recording Devices - 58240

Often, NMFC codes have subclasses. These subclasses generally are based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, recording devices, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info
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.

FAQs

Where can I find a freight code list?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). A subscription is required to view this list. You can read more about freight classes at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

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.

Can how I pack my shipment affect freight class?

Yes. How your freight is packaged can significantly affect the cost of your shipment. Contact Koho for questions about specific commodities and best packaging practices.