Vermiculite - 48395

Vermiculite - 48395

What is Freight Class?

You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship vermiculite accurately by using the information below:
48395
Vermiculite
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Commodity note:
In bags, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of

Subclasses for

Vermiculite - 48395

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t just one single class that is applied. NMFC numbers often have subclasses, which are almost always based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, vermiculite, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

48395-1

48395-2

48395-3

48395-4

48395-5

48395-6

48395-7

48395-8

48395-9

48395-10

48395-11

400

300

250

175

125

100

92.5

85

70

65

60

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Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

Do all LTL shippers use NMFC freight classes?

Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.

Can I use a lower NMFC class to save money on shipping?

No. If you claim that your freight is a lower class than it actually is, your carrier will likely find out. They will charge you a fee for reclassifying the freight and charge you the appropriate amount for the actual class of your freight after it has been shipped.

Can I always use density to find the right NMFC class?

No. While density is one of the primary factors in determining NMFC freight class, other factors, such as value, are also used in making that determination. Gold bars, for example, are very dense, but they fall into shipping class 500 along with very low-density items because of their high value.