Building Materials, Miscellaneous: Awnings - 33800

Awnings - 33800

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments require a freight code. This code, created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship awnings accurately by using the information below:
33800
Awnings
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Commodity note:
Other than portable, applies on named articles that attach to buildings or become permanent structures, including door, patio, porch, window, booth or service station island canopies and back-lit awnings. Portable canopies or shelters are classified per item 182130; or Frames therefor; with or without brackets, posts, lighting fixtures or complementary hardware, in boxes or crates, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Awnings - 33800

Subclasses are smaller divisions of an NMFC number that almost always distinguish among similar items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, awnings, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

33800-1

33800-2

33800-3

33800-4

33800-5

33800-6

33800-7

33800-8

33800-9

33800-10

33800-11

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

Where can I find freight class code chart?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). A subscription fee is required to access this list. You can learn more about freight classes from the experts at Koho for free on our freight classes pages.

What happens when a freight class code is wrong?

It might be tempting to declare that your shipment is a lower freight class than it actually is in order to secure a lower price, however, carriers will re-classify your freight for accuracy and charge you a fee for having to do so.

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.