Why You Need to Know Your Freight Class
Here at ShippingDiscounts.com, we help customers ship all kinds of items, from the everyday to the exotic. If you’re new to freight shipping, you might not know that every item, from pet food to ice cream mixers, has a freight class assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.
In order to give you phenomenal discounts on your LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping, we need to know your freight class. In general, the less dense the goods, the higher the freight class, and the greater the cost of shipping. If you’re ready to ship but you don’t know your class, our experts can help you.
Here some common (and less common) items and their freight classes:
Peanut Butter Class 60
Automobile Engines Class 85
Game Consoles Class 150
Aerosol Cans Class 250
Sometimes we’re asked to ship an unusual item for which we don’t know the class. Our staffers call this “The Freight Class Game.” Today, we played the game with a customer who ships fortune cookies. The office winner was Lacy who nailed it, knowing the class was 200. If you have something to ship and don’t know the class, please give us a call and we will be happy to find it out for you and give you a low cost, accurate freight quote.