A freight code must be used when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment that help with transportation logistics.
Ship trays accurately by using the information below:
Hotel or institutional utility, with or without partitions or handles, aluminum, not nested, in boxes.
Trays - 13180
Subclasses are smaller divisions of an NMFC number that almost always distinguish among similar items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, trays, 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.
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.
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.