Clothing: Clothing - 49880

Clothing - 49880

What is Freight Class?

When you ship your products as LTL (less-than-truckload), you need to assign your shipment a freight code. This is a standard code made by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association which allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship clothing accurately by using the information below:
49880
Clothing
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Commodity note:
Also applies on complement of hangers in the same package and Applies on clothing whether new or used but does not apply on: Disposable clothing produced from paper or nonwoven cloth, with or without reinforcement of other materials, Fur or animal hide clothing or clothing lined with fur or animal hide, Clothing, fur or fur lined, used, in boxes, or in trunks locked and sealed with metal seals, The released valuation, which shall be deemed to relate to each shipping package separately and not to the shipment as a whole, shall be entered on the shipping order and bill of lading in the following form: "The agreed or declared value of the property is hereby specifically stated by the shipper to be not exceeding ______ per pound," (Classes herein based on released value have been authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission by Released Rates Order No. MC-292, FF-29 of December 8, 1948.) and Clothing, fur or animal hide, or fur or animal hide lined, NOI, in boxes or salesmen's trunks locked and sealed with metal seals or Worn-out clothing having value only for conversion into fiber or for reclamation of raw materials, see item 196200, viz.: Clothing, Garments or Apparel, NOI; Coats, Jackets or Outerwear, NOI; Costumes, masquerade or theatrical, including mascot or entertainment character, Also applies on costumes with masks or other accessories in the same package, or when formed or molded into the shape of figures or images; Pants, Slacks, Trousers or Shorts, NOI; Shirts or Blouses, NOI; Skirts or Dresses, NOI; Sleepwear, NOI; Undergarments or Underwear, NOI; Waders, trouser or overall type, including Chest Waders, with or without integral boots or shoes; In boxes or Packages 1401 or 2265, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Clothing - 49880

Having multiple subclasses is fairly common for NMFC numbers. These subclasses are primarily based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, clothing, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

49880-1

49880-2

49880-3

49880-4

49880-5

49880-6

49880-7

49880-8

49880-9

49880-10

49880-11

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

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.

What does class mean when shipping?

The class determines the cost of the shipping. The lower the class, the lower the cost.

What does NOI stand for?

NOI stands for Not Otherwise Indicated. This is used when a commodity does not have an NMFC code. In these cases, density is usually used to determine freight class.