You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload). This standardized code, issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship steel accurately by using the information below:
When in shipments of 24,000 pounds or more, provisions include accompanying equipment of hangers.
Steel - 36550
NMFC numbers may have subclasses. These are most frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, steel, 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 called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for many frequently shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To view this list, you must pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.
How is the cost of freight determined?
Your freight cost is determined by a number of variables, such as how far your shipment needs to go, the freight class number, whether or not accessorials are needed, as well as fluctuating fuel costs and truck capacity.
How is freight class determined?
NMFC freight classes are determined using four factors: density, handling, stowability, and liability. All of these factors affect the cost to the carrier of shipping goods.