Adhesives: Adhesives - 4620

Adhesives - 4620

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments are required to have a freight code. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship adhesives accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
4620
COMMODITY
Adhesives
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
NOI . Not required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to bear a Hazard Class or Hazard Division label or placard. For classes applicable to such hazardous materials, see provisions elsewhere in this Classification. Also applies when one flat applicator for each inner container is included in the shipment. In bags, boxes, drums, pails, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), portable tanks or Packages 1398, 2213, 2399, 2440, 2445, 2452, 2458, 2463, 2467, 2478, 2496, 2499, 2500, 2515, 2516, 2521, 2526, 2528 or 2530, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Adhesives - 4620

NMFC numbers may have subclasses. These are most frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, adhesives, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

4620-1

4620-2

85

60

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Less than 20

20 or greater

Less than 20

20 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

What are the NMFC codes?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.

Can I use a lower NMFC class to save money on shipping?

No. If you claim that your freight is a lower class than it actually is, your carrier will likely find out. They will charge you a fee for reclassifying the freight and charge you the appropriate amount for the actual class of your freight after it has been shipped.

What are NMFC freight subclasses?

NMFC freight subclasses are used to differentiate among commodities of the same type. For example, one NMFC code for chairs/stools is 82790. Subclasses 82790-1 and 82790-11, despite have the same base NMFC code, fall into two different freight classes.