Asphalt: Asphalt (Asphaltum) - 15220

Asphalt (Asphaltum) - 15220

What is Freight Class?

When shipping your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you must assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standardized code issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association that lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment and help with transportation logistics.
Ship asphalt (asphaltum) accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
15220
COMMODITY
Asphalt (Asphaltum)
FREIGHT CLASS
55
Commodity note:
Natural, by-product or petroleum, liquid, other than paint, stain or varnish and not required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to bear a Hazard Class or Hazard Division label or placard, Does not apply on materials regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as hazardous and required to bear a Hazard Class or Hazard Division label or placard. For classes applicable to such hazardous materials, see provisions elsewhere in this Classification, in containers in boxes, or in drums, pails or Package 2080.

Subclasses for

Asphalt (Asphaltum) - 15220

Having subclasses is not uncommon for NMFC numbers. Subclasses are generally based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, asphalt (asphaltum), is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info
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

How do I find my NMFC code?

An organization called the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for many frequently shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To view this list, you must pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

What is the most expensive freight class?

Freight Class 500 freight is the most expensive to ship. This classification is reserved for items of very high value or for items that use lots of space but weigh very little.

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.