Freight Class Lookup Tool

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Density Freight Class Estimator

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The freight classification system is widely used in the LTL freight industry to accurately price different types of goods. Our free freight class lookup tool can help you determine the correct freight class for your shipment.

Please note, this is a freight class estimator based on density. Your freight may have a different class based on other characteristics. For more information, please contact us.

NMFC Freight Codes

What is an NMFC Code?

NMFC codes, also known as National Motor Freight Classification numbers, categorize various types of commodities and determine rating levels for shipping freight.

What Are Freight Classes?

Freight classes provide a standardized framework for pricing shipments across different carriers, warehouses, and brokers. These classes - 18 in total - are determined by parameters such as weight, dimensions, handling ease, and liability factors like theft, damage, and spoilage. Typically, a lower NMFC class number equates to a lower freight charge.

Identifying the Correct Freight Classes

RS Group is committed to assisting you in determining the correct NMFC freight class for your shipment. By verifying the accuracy of the specialized code, we can ensure that you receive consistent and correct pricing. We recommend contacting RS Group for precise freight class identification as our tool can only provide general guidance.

Importance of Freight Class in LTL Shipping

The accuracy of your freight class is crucial in managing LTL freight. It not only significantly influences your freight costs, but it also plays a key role in addressing potential freight claims. At RS Group, common issues reported by customers often revolve around confusion in choosing the appropriate freight class. While selecting a lower class might reduce shipment costs initially, it often leads to mismatches between invoiced and expected costs when carriers reclassify, thus undermining the efficiency of traffic managers.

Investing a little extra effort in correctly determining your freight class can save you money, time, and resources while preventing delays. It ensures a smooth transition of your freight to and from your customer.