When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship tin plate accurately by using the information below:
When in shipments of 24,000 pounds or more, provisions include accompanying equipment of hangers. In boxes or crates or in slatted bundles, Also applies when center and ends are protected by fiberboard secured with steel straps; end caps slotted with steel straps passing through slots and extending length of pipe.
Tin plate - 36210
For many NMFC codes, there isnâ€™t just one class that is applied. Frequently, NMFC numbers have a number of subclasses, which are usually based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, tin plate, 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.
National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a freight classification system created by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce shipping of LTL cargo. NMFC freight codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the huge variety of different commodities being shipped together in LTL shipments every year.
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.
Do all commodities have NMFC freight subclasses?
No, not all commodities have freight subclasses, although many do.