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 brick tile accurately by using the information below:
Building, hollow, enameled or glazed, other than lead, salt or zinc glazed, applies if void (total cavity) is 25 percent or greater. When void is under 25 percent, apply brick class, in boxes, crates or drums; or each tile in fiberboard carton or wrapper or in fiberboard trays.
Brick Tile - 32640
Having subclasses is not uncommon for NMFC numbers. Subclasses are generally based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, brick tile, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass NMFC Code
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) annually publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To access this list, you are required to pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.
How is the cost of freight determined?
Your freight cost is determined by a number of variables, such as how far your shipment needs to go, the freight class number, whether or not accessorials are needed, as well as fluctuating fuel costs and truck capacity.
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.