Shipping Class 60

Common carriers can use several methods to determine the price they charge ship an item for you. The most common is Freight Class. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association issues a publication called the “National Motor Freight Classification” or NMFC. This serves as the rule and guide to the trucking industry and is used to determine the “classification” of shipments. The price you pay to ship an item is directly tied to its stated freight classification.
Shipment density is calculated to determine how many pounds per cubic foot your item is. This tells the carrier how many other shipments will practically fit into a trailer with your shipment in order to fill a full trailer. Dense items such as Electric motor boxed, crated on pallet, which can be shipping class 60, have a lower classification. The lower numbered classes are the least expensive to ship. Another factor that determines freight class is the item’s likelihood for damage. Household goods fall into freight class 100 and receive a higher cost per 100 lbs to ship.

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