Clothing and Related Articles - 56545

Clothing and Related Articles - 56545

What is Freight Class?

A freight code is required when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship clothing and related articles accurately by using the information below:
56545
Clothing and Related Articles
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Commodity note:
Disposable, paper or nonwoven cloth, with or without reinforcement of other materials, Also applies on Surgical or Obstetrical Procedure Packs, consisting of two or more of the following disposable articles, produced from the material specified, in one sterile pack for one particular surgical or obstetrical procedure: drapes, sheets, pillowcases, gowns, caps, masks or other disposable clothing. Applies only on products for surgical, clinical, laboratory, industrial or hospital use, whether sterile or not sterile. viz.: Aprons; Caps or Hoods; Clothing, NOI; Coveralls; Drapes; Laboratory Coats; Leggings or Pants; Patient Examination Gowns; Sheets or Pillowcases; Shirts; Shoe Covers; Towels or Washcloths; In boxes, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subclasses for

Clothing and Related Articles - 56545

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 and related articles, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

56545-1

56545-2

56545-3

200

125

85

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Less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

Less than 6

6 but less than 10

10 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
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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.

What is the purpose of freight classification?

Freight classification groups products based on similar density, stowability, handling and liability so carriers and shippers have an effective way of communicating the ease of transporting said freight.

Does stackability affect freight class?

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