Automobile Parts: Bags - 20580

Bags - 20580

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, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship bags accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
20580
COMMODITY
Bags
FREIGHT CLASS
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Commodity note:
Bags or Pouches, NOI; Burlap, Gunny, Ixtle (Istle), Jute or Sisal, NOI; Garment Storage, NOI; Padded, NOI, or Insulated, NOI; Water, flax or hemp; In bags, bales, boxes, bundles or packages, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of: viz.:

Subclasses for

Bags - 20580

Often, NMFC codes have multiple subclasses. These subclasses almost always distinguish various densities.
In this instance, the commodity, bags, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

20580-1

20580-2

20580-3

20580-4

20580-5

20580-6

20580-7

20580-8

20580-9

20580-10

20580-11

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

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.

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 does NMFC stand for?

NMFC stand for National Motor Freight Classification. This is a classification system used for interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce movement of LTL shipments. You can learn more on our freight classes pages.