Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Preparations or Personal Care Products: Roots - 59100

Roots - 59100

What is Freight Class?

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 roots accurately by using the information below:
59100
Roots
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Commodity note:
Ground or powdered:

Subclasses for

Roots - 59100

Subclasses are divisions of an NMFC number that usually distinguish similar items that have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, roots, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

59100-1

59100-2

85

300

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Gentian, in bags, boxes or drums

Goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis), in boxes or drums

Gentian, in bags, boxes or drums

Goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis), in boxes or drums

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

What is NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system devised by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the wide variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments.

How is freight class calculated?

The first step in determining your freight class is to take measurements. Measure the height, width and depth of your shipment then multiple those three measurements together for the total cubic feet. Then divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot). Finally, divide the weight (in pounds) of the shipment by the total cubic feet.

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.