Freight Class Calculator

Freight Class Calculator

Free Online Freight Class Calculator. Easily find your freight class for goods commonly shipped via LTL.

Find your freight class for free using our freight class calculator.

How Is Freight Class Calculated?

LTL Carriers will generally charge for freight based on the weight and cube of the shipped items. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association publishes the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC) to assist with this. This standard allows determining freight classes to compare different commodities and shipped products. Every shipped item falls into one of 18 freight classes, represented by numeric numbers ranging from class 50 to 500. Using a Freight Class Calculator to determine your class is essential to ensuring your rate isn’t good

There are four different aspects or characteristics that determine any given commodities freight class. A commodity’s class determines density, stowability, handling, and liability.

Density

Density is the primary key in determining freight class. The density is the pounds per cubic foot of your item. Typically, lower freight classes represent items of higher density and, therefore, a lower cost.

Stowability

Stowability takes into account how easy it is to stow the commodity. Some factors include if it is unusual dimensions or if it contains hazardous materials. Additionally, some items are regulated by government or carrier policies and entities with characteristics that prevent them from being near or shipped with other things. The harder it is to stow or transport this item compared to other commodities, the more this factor will increase the freight class and cost.

Handling

This considers the commodity’s ability to be handled as the freight is loaded and unloaded from the LTL terminal to the LTL terminal. Packaging, unit dimensions, and fragility are considered when determining how handling impacts the class. The greater the difficulty in handling, the more this factor will increase the freight class and cost.

Liability

This considers how likely the item will be damaged, stolen, or damaged to other freight and property. The greater the liability risk, the more this factor will increase the freight class and the cost.

Freight Class Calculator

Freight class is an LTL freight industry system for distinguishing goods to determine accurate pricing​. Calculate the correct freight class for your LTL freight with our free freight class calculator. The National Motor Freight Association, also known as the NMFTA, created the freight classification system to standardize freight pricing for different types of commodities shipped by truck. The freight class is determined mainly by the density of your freight load, measured in pounds per cubic foot pr PPCF.

Sample Freight Classes

View freight classes below or use the NMFC code lookup tool.

Notice: Freight classes and NMFC codes are subject to change without notice. Contact us if you’re not absolutely sure the information listed is correct.

Aircraft Parts

Metal, Struts, Skins, Panels, Cowls
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Boxed or crated

200

Athletic or Sporting Equipment

Athletic or Sporting Goods
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Athletic or Sporting Goods NOI

Kayaks, Canoes, or Boards, exceeding 96″

500

Automotive

1/4 Panels for Vehicle
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Boxed or Crated

250

Bumpers, used, metal

Accessories
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Carrier or Racks, Luggage (Bar Type)

70

Carrier or Racks, Luggage (Other than bar type)

Covers (Tarp like)

Palletized

85

Racks or Carrier other than plastic KD

70

Racks, Luggage Non-Bar Type, Assembled

200

Running boards

Vehicle Pneumatic Tires

110

Axles
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

With attachments or movable parts

85

Without attachments or movable parts

55

Body Parts
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Body Sections

250

Chassis w/running components, Assembled

150

Chassis, Frame(Gear Frame)

300

Doors or Tailgate (Boxed)

150

Engine Hoods, metal, in boxes/crates

250

Engine Hoods, plastic, in boxes/crates

300

Fenders, primed metal, in boxes/crates

200

Vehicle Hard Top

300

Engine, Internal Combustion
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Engine; Automobile or Tractor on pallet

85

Engine; Automobile or Tractor, crated

70

Engine; Internal Combustion (value < $5/lb)

85

Engine; Internal Combustion (value > $5/lb & value < $10/lb)

100

Transmission
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Transmissions or Clutches, in boxes or crates

85

Wheels or Tires
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Tires, pneumatic

110

Wheels, with Mounted Tires or Without Tires

85

Boilers, Furnances, Stoves

Coal, Wood or Solid Fuel
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

In boxes, crates or packages

Furnace, House Heating, Hot Air
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Furnace, House Heating, Hot Air

Building Materials

Arches Support
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Iron Steel

60

Stone Blocks, Pieces or Slabs in boxes, crates or pallets exceeding 96″

85

Stone Blocks, Pieces or Slabs in boxes, crates or pallets NOT exceeding 96″

60

Concrete/Cement/Bricks
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Brick Cement or Mortar

50

Brick, glass or glass-faced concrete

60

Bricks

50

Bricks, insulating & infusorial

55

Glass blocks, boxes/crates

60

Moldings, primed, plastic or wood coated, in boxes

60

Roof tile, wood or cement

65

Siding made of steel, iron, or tin plating

70

Tile, wood finished

65

Doors
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

In Packages

110

Iron/Steel/Tin
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Doors, boxed/crated

70

Tile/Flooring/Roofing
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Hardwood flooring, boxed

55

Wood Material
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Balusters / wood railing, boxed/crated

85

Blinds/Shutters, window or door

70

Doors (Framed)

85

Doors (Wooden) w/sheet aluminum covering

85

Moldings, or wood particleboard;

60

Stairs in sections

85

Wallboard or Fiberboard

70

Clothing

Cotton or Synthetic
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Aprons, Coveralls, pants, disposable shirts

100

Cloth, cotton or synthetic fiber, baled/rolled

85

Cloths or Rags for cleaning (based on dimensions)

55

Garments/apparel, pants/shirts/etc

77,5

Construction Equipment

Cement Mixer
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Crated

150

Loose or Skidded

250

Fork Lift
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

With Batteries

92,5

Without Batteries

150

Pallet Jack
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

With Handles Attached

175

Without Handles Attached

92,5

Welder
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Crated or Boxed

77,5

Setup Loose

100

Containers

Bags/Barrels/Baskets/Drums
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Apparel or material,

70

Barrels, wooden

200

Baskets or hampers, wood/wire not nested

150

Baskets, wire, nested

100

Baskets, wire, unnested

200

Bedding Bags

70

Burlap, baled/bundled, rubberized

85

Drums made of steel, lead lined

85

Pails / buckets, rubber, nested

85

Plastic,Envelopes,Pouches,Wrappres

100

Elecrtonics

Computers/Fax/ Data Machines
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Computers/Personal Computers, Computer Monitors

92,5

Loudspeakers or Speakers
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Speakers in boxes or crates

100

Phones/Printers/Audio and Video Equip.
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

CD/DVD/Video Cassette/Tape Players or Recorders

125

Radio ,Radio Telephone

100

Radios (excluding auto radios)/Tuners/Amplifiers/P

125

Telephones/Videophones

125

Televisions, Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, Receivers
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

CDs/DVDs, Mini Discs

85

Electric cords/cables, extension/phone cords

65

TVs, Plasma or LCD

200

TVs, Projection Type Televisions

200

Engines, Transmission or Motors

Engines or Motors
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Automobile/tractor engine, crated

70

Automobile/tractor engine, on pallet

85

Gas powered generators

92,5

Marine Motor

85

Motorcyle Engine

85

Transimssions
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Transmissions/clutches, in boxes/crates

85

Cotton or Synthetic
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Rolls, Drums, Crates or Boxed

70

Fabrics

Cotton or Synthetic
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Rolls, Drums, Crates or Boxed

70

Foodstuff

Dry Food Stuff
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Chocolate, in boxes or drums

65

Condiments

60

Flour/Cornmeal

50

Pet Food, dry

85

Furniture

Assembled
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

18 gauge steel cabinet

70

Armoires or Bureaus,

125

Bamboo

250

Bathroom Cabinets Unassembled

70

Bed rails in packages, wooden

250

Benches

150

Buffets, China Cabinets Assembled

125

Burial case/casket handles, boxed

85

Cabinet, unassembled

85

Cabinets, metal/plastic, for storage

92,5

Casket/coffin wooden material, unassembled

70

Chairs, assembled, with upholstery

200

Chairs, wooden, assembled, without upholstery

125

Couch with back/arms assembled

250

Couch, unassembled arms/back

250

Desks, wood, unassembled

100

Furniture completely unassembled or flat

70

Highboy/dressers, wooden, assembled

125

Mattresses, packaged/boxed

250

Metal cabinets, boxed

175

Tables, Metallic or Wooden

150

Wooden (Based On Dimensions)boxed or crated

150

Wooden caskets, boxed/crated

200

Wooden chests, unassembled

85

Work Benches,Wooden SU

150

Work Stations or Benches

150

Cabinets
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Bathroom cabinet

125

File Cabinets Metallic or Wooden,

70

Caskets
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Burial Cases (Caskets or Coffins

125

Counter Tops
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Wood or Metal

70

Table
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Aluminum Table Set

200

Unassembled
Subcategory
Class
NMFC
Bed with head and footboards not assembled (Wood)

125

Chairs (unassembled)

Household items or Personal Efects

Appliances
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Automatic humidifiers, boxed

85

Bathroom Cabinet Fully Assembled

125

Buffets, Cabinets, Workstations or Tables

125

Cabinets, Metal or Plastic for Storage

92,5

Cast iron wood burning stove

85

Coffee Makers, household or commercial

125

Couch Unassembled

250

Couch With Back/Arms

250

Dressers/Highboys, Armoires, wooden and Assembled

125

Electric oven, stationary, boxed/crated

85

Electric toaster

100

Floor Sweepers, handle taken apart, boxed

85

Furniture Completely Unassembled

70

Gas baking oven, stationary, boxed/crated

85

Household refrigerators and freezers

92,5

col 1

77,5

Microwave Oven, boxed/crated

85

Refrigerators or Freezers

150

Stoves/ranges, iron/aluminum, boxed/crated

100

Vacuum

100

Vacuum parts

70

Water heater with insulated outer shell, packaged

175

Water heater without insulated outer shell, packag

85

Water softener tank, iron/steel

85

Wooden Furniture Assembled

150

Furniture
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Bed Head/Footboard Unassembled (Wood)

125

Bed Rails Wooden and Packaged

85

Caskets or Burial Cases Assembled

200

Caskets or Burial Cases Unassembled and Boxed

70

Chairs Assembled With Upholstery

200

Chairs Wooden and Assembled

125

Chests, Wooden and Unassembled

85

Desks, Wooden and Unassembled

100

Mattresses Packaged or Boxed

250

Steel Cabinets Assembled

125

Household Items
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Household Goods (Boxed)

150

Household Items

150

Industrial Equipments

Farm Equipment
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Pastuerizer machine, crated

85

Pastuerizer machine, on pallet

100

Railroad Ties

50

Strapping material

50

Tractors, cutter bar attached

92,5

Instruments

Musical
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Percusion

200

String or Wind

150

Scientific
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Scientific Instrument

200

Lamps or Lighting

Chandeliers Glass
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Fully Crated or Boxed

200

Lown Equipment

Lawn Mower/Snow Plow
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Mowers, Push Behind

92.5

Snow blowers, walk-behind, 2 wheeled rotary

100

Snowplows, rotary, vehicle or tractor mounting

77.5

Snowplows, rotary, with vehicle mounting on pallet

200

Machinery

ATM
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Cash Dispensing

125

Kiosk or ATM

92,5

Machinery or Machines Other

70

Compressors, air, or Air Ends
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

In boxes or crates

85

Copying, Duplicating or Reproducing Machines
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Boxed or Crated

100

Elevators, Conveyors, or Parts Named:
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Conveyors, drag-line or overhead runway, Packaged

65

Engines Used, Internal combustion
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Automobile or Tractor, used

85

Laundry
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Steam, Commercial or Institutional Type

100

Machines
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Air pressure, cylinder shaped, closed ends, bronze

100

Air pressure, cylinder shaped, closed ends, Copper

150

Air shaped, closed ends, steel r pressure, cylinde

85

Milling and Grinding

100

Pumps w/operating parts

85

Shrink wrapping machine, for pallets/racks

125

Sprayers, cement/paint/plaster/grease

85

Steam traps, tilting/loose/on skids

85

Valves without operating parts

77,5

Vending

175

Medical

Ambulance Stretcher
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Nested, in packages

100

Not Nested, in packages

200

Dental, Medical, Surgical Instruments or Machines
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Boxed or Packaged

150

Equipment
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Dental or Medical Instruments

150

Wheel Chair Lifts
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Motorized or Manual

150

Wheel Chair Lifts
Subcategory
Class
NMFC

Powered

200

Self Propelled

150

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