Aluminum: Slabs - 13240

Slabs - 13240

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 slabs accurately by using the information below:
Commodity note:
Applies only on materials not further finished than hot rolled, rough hot-pressed, rough hot-extruded or rough hot-hammered and not smooth or surface finished. When billets, blooms, ingots, pigs or slabs constitute other articles for which a specific classification item or class is provided when in an unfinished condition, or where no further work is required before becoming a finished article for which a specific classification item or class is otherwise provided, such specific classification item or class must be used and the class for billets, blooms, ingots, pigs or slabs will not apply, in packages

Subclasses for

Slabs - 13240

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t one single class that is applied. Often, NMFC numbers have multiple subclasses, which are frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, slabs, 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.


What are the NMFC codes?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.

If I am shipping a couch when do I use freight class 250 vs freight class 175?

If the couch you are shipping has not been assembled yet and you are shipping various components that you can use freight class 250. If you are shipping a complete product then you should use freight class 175.

What is density?

Density is the relationship between weight and size. A ping pong ball, which is very little material surrounding a good amount of air, is low density. Bricks, which are heavy for their size, are high density. In LTL shipping, it is commonly measured in pounds per cubic foot.