Building metalwork: Steel - 36550

Steel - 36550

What is Freight Class?

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:
36550
Steel
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Commodity note:
When in shipments of 24,000 pounds or more, provisions include accompanying equipment of hangers.

Subclasses for

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 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

How do I find my NMFC code?

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.