Athletic Goods: Backboards - 15530

Backboards - 15530

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight, you’ll need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship backboards accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
15530
COMMODITY
Backboards
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Basketball goal, with or without mounting hardware.

Subclasses for

Backboards - 15530

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

15530-1

15530-2

15530-3

15530-4

70

85

85

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In boxes, crates or Package 1246.

With steel frames, in boxes.

With wood particleboard core, or fiberboard wallboard, with goals folded against backboard, in boxes.

Without goals

Steel or wood Athletic Goods

Tempered glass

Plastic Athletic Goods

Without goals

Steel or wood Athletic Goods

Tempered glass

Plastic Athletic Goods

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 get my NMFC code?

An organization known as the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for many commonly shipped commodities (https://classit.nmfta.org/). You must pay a subscription fee to view this list. For more information about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.

If I am shipping a couch when do I use freight class 250 vs freight class 175?

If the couch you are shipping has not been assembled yet and you are shipping various components that you can use freight class 250. If you are shipping a complete product then you should use freight class 175.

Does stackability affect freight class?

Yes. If your shipment can be stacked, it allows the carrier to fit more freight into their truck.