Building: Wall Panels - 38470

Wall Panels - 38470

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you will need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship wall panels accurately by using the information below:
38470
Wall Panels
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Commodity note:
With or without components of other materials,Applies on accompanying hardware, nails, caulking compound, paint or other materials necessary for constructing or finishing the building. Will also apply on air conditioning, heating, plumbing or electrical equipment, cabinets, doors, windows, insulating material or other fittings or supplies which will form a part of the house or building which they accompany, in packages, Glazed surfaces must be completely protected, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of

Subclasses for

Wall Panels - 38470

Having subclasses is not uncommon for NMFC numbers. Subclasses are generally based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, wall panels, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

38470-1

38470-2

38470-3

250

150

85

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Less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

Less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

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

Where can I find freight class code lookup?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) annually publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To access this list, you are required to pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.

Is an NMFC code required?

Adding NMFC code to a shipment is technically optional, but the NMFC codes can help avoid reclassification and ensure you're using the correct freight class number.

How do I calculate density?

Multiply the length, width, and height of your shipment, then divide the total weight of your package by that number. If your shipment is 4 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 4 feet tall, you would multiply 4 x 5 x 4 to get 80 cubic feet. If it weighs 800 pounds, you would divide 800 / 80 to get 10 pounds per cubic foot.