The LTL freight industry uses a freight classification system to distinguish goods in order to determine accurate pricing. Find the correct freight class for your freight with our free freight class lookup tool.
Freight classes are generated during our quoting process. Enter your shipment information below.
Freight Class Lookup Chart
Alternatively, you can search for your freight class using our freight class codes chart below or use the NMFC code lookup tool.
Notice: Freight classes codes and NMFC codes are subject to change without notice. Contact us if you’re not absolutely sure the information listed is correct.
How Freight Class & Density Work
Our freight density calculator uses your shipment’s length, width, height, and weight to determine its density. The freight density calculator then recommends a freight class based on the density of your shipment. Once you have determined your freight class, you must make sure you freight class is written on the freight Bill of Lading (BOL) so the carrier can determine which freight class you are shipping under.
For example, a shipment that works out to 1.31 PCF and weighs 100 pounds (Class 300) will cost significantly greatly to ship than an item that has the same weight but equates to 9.67 pounds per cubic foot (Class 100). This is primarily because the shipment that is 9.67 pounds per cubic foot(ppcf) takes up much less space on the truck than the item that had a weight density of 1.31ppcf.
In other words, the more space your freight occupies on a freight truck or in a container, the more costs you will incur for transport.
|Freight Density||Freight Class|
|Less than 1||400|
|1 but less than 2||300|
|2 but less than 4||250|
|4 but less than 6||175|
|6 but less than 8||125|
|8 but less than 10||100|
|10 but less than 12||92.5|
|12 but less than 15||85|
|15 but less than 22.5||70|
|22.5 but less than 30||65|
Freight Class Examples
Below are some examples of freight class by commodity.
|Ping Pong Ball||500|
What to do with the freight class after you’ve located it
Enter the freight class shown in the instant freight quote form.
What to do if you can’t find the freight class you need
If you can’t find the freight class for your cargo among the freight classes listed in the freight class lookup tool, no worries. Our freight quote calculator automatically generates the density and recommended freight class from the measurements and weight you enter for your cargo.
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