If you’re shipping machinery, you’ll need to first determine the item’s density (based on weight, dimensions and pallet count), and will then be able to calculate a freight class. With most density-based classes, a lower density means a higher class, and a higher density means a lower class.How do you determine the official freight class of a commodity?
There are four factors that the NMFTA evaluates to determine the official freight class of a commodity: density, stowability, handling, and liability. However, density is the most important factor and the online calculators will be accurate most of the time.How do I calculate the density and class of my shipment?
XPO - Density and Class Calculator Accurate shipment density and class will improve your rate quote accuracy and the overall shipping experience. To calculate the density and class for your shipment, measure the length, width and height of the shipment, including packaging and pallet dimensions and enter into the form below.How do I Find my freight class/NMFC code?
Head to our FedEx LTL Freight Classification Tool. It’s an easy freight class/NMFC code lookup tool with a freight density calculator built in that can help you estimate your freight class. STEP 2 Choose which item (s) you’re shipping from over 20 categories (including automotive parts, furniture, lumber, medical supplies, food, etc.).