Athletic Goods: Athletic Goods in boxes or crates - 15520

Athletic Goods in boxes or crates - 15520

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you’ll have to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code devised by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation.
Ship athletic goods in boxes or crates accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
15520
COMMODITY
Athletic Goods in boxes or crates
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
The following departures from packing requirements are permitted: 1. Playground apparatus may be shipped in packages. 2. Molded plastic sandboxes or wading pools may be shipped in woven plastic film bags of not less than 4 mil thickness. 3. Motorized exercise treadmills may be shipped in Package 2484. 4. Not currently used. 5. Trampolines, KD, may be shipped in packages. subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Athletic Goods in boxes or crates - 15520

NMFC numbers often have multiple subclasses. These are almost always based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, athletic goods in boxes or crates, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

15520-1

15520-2

15520-3

15520-4

15520-5

15520-6

15520-7

15520-8

15520-9

15520-10

15520-11

400

300

250

175

125

100

92.5

85

70

65

60

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Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 or greater

Less than 1

1 but less than 2

2 but less than 4

4 but less than 6

6 but less than 8

8 but less than 10

10 but less than 12

12 but less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 but less than 30

30 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 is freight class code definition?

Created and maintained by a nonprofit membership organization named 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 from the experts at Koho on our freight classes pages.

How many freight classes are there?

The National Motor Freight and Traffic Association has 18 freight classes numbered 50 to 500. The lower the freight class, the lower the cost of transporting that freight.

What happens if I don't put an NMFC freight class on my BOL?

If you don't include an NMFC code on your BOL, it is very likely that your carrier will charge you a reclassification fee and charge you the cost of shipping the freight they they determine your shipment is.