Cloth, Dry Goods, Fabrics or Textiles: Fabric - 49210

Fabric - 49210

What is Freight Class?

You must assign your shipment a freight code when shipping products as LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. This standardized code, which is issued by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship fabric accurately by using the information below:
49210
Fabric
65
Commodity note:
Other than with pile or loop surfaces coated with aluminum, plastic, pyroxylin or rubber, NOI, Applies on cloth or fabric coated with plastic or rubber only when the plastic or rubber does not exceed 1/16 inch thick and only when the product as tendered for shipment has an actual density of 15 pounds or greater per cubic foot and Applies only when the coating is applied other than by quilting or stitching. Does not apply on open weave (open mesh) fabrics unless all interstices are covered or filled with coating in boxes, burlap bags, bales or rolls, or in rolls wrapped in heavy Kraft paper or plastic film, or in rolls unitized by wrapping in paper or plastic film

Subclasses for

Fabric - 49210

For many NMFC codes, there isn’t one single class that is applied. Often, NMFC numbers have multiple subclasses, which are frequently based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, fabric, 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.

If I am shipping a couch when do I use freight class 250 vs freight class 175?

If the couch you are shipping has not been assembled yet and you are shipping various components that you can use freight class 250. If you are shipping a complete product then you should use freight class 175.

What happens if I don't put an NMFC freight class on my BOL?

If you don't include an NMFC code on your BOL, it is very likely that your carrier will charge you a reclassification fee and charge you the cost of shipping the freight they determine your shipment is.