Cloth, Dry Goods, Fabrics or Textiles: Buckram - 49090

Buckram - 49090

What is Freight Class?

You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload). This standardized code, issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship buckram accurately by using the information below:
49090
Buckram
70
Commodity note:
Other than cotton, in boxes or in wrapped bales or rolls

Subclasses for

Buckram - 49090

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

Do all LTL shippers use NMFC freight classes?

Almost all U.S. LTL carriers use NMFC freight classes, although some are attempting to move to a dimensionally-based system.

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.

Can I always use density to find the right NMFC class?

No. While density is one of the primary factors in determining NMFC freight class, other factors, such as value, are also used in making that determination. Gold bars, for example, are very dense, but they fall into shipping class 500 along with very low-density items because of their high value.