FREIGHT CLASS CALCULATOR
Calculate Your Freight Class
N-Motion Freight has a freight class calculator you can use as a guide to determine a shipment’s volume and density.
Density is one factor used to calculate freight class. It’s based on the number of pieces in the shipment and the shipment’s dimensions and weight, ranging from 50 to 1.
A shipment with a lower density typically has a higher shipment classification.
In addition to an estimated density, our cargo density calculator will provide you with a recommended class for your shipment. The freight class chart below is an
abbreviated scale you can use to classify shipments.
- Less than 1 = Class 400
- 1 but let less than 2 = Class 300
- 2 but less than 4 = Class 250
- 4 but less than 6 = Class 150
- 6 but less than 8 = Class 125
- 8 but less than 10 = Class 100
- 10 but less than 12 = Class 9.5
- 12 but less than 15 = Class 85
- Over 15 = Class 70
What is freight classification…
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) developed a cargo classification chart for all types of commodities to standardize cargo shipping pricing. This freight classification, including definitions of classes, is cataloged with National Motor Freight Classification tariff, commonly referred to as the NMFC.
Shipping commodities are grouped into 18 classes between 50 and 500. Shippers and carriers use the NMFC freight classifications as a common standard when setting shipping rates.
And what is freight class based on?
Classifications are based on four characteristics:
- Density: The weight per cubic foot of the cargo.
- Freight Stowability: The length and width based on carrier mode rules.
- Ease of Handling: Evaluation of the care involved in transporting the commodity.
- Liability: This includes the freight price/lb, susceptibility to theft, liability to damage, breakability and perishability.
If you have questions about how to use the cargo shipping class calculator or otherwise determine the density of your freight, call N-Motion Freight!
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