Asphalt: Pitch - 15310

Pitch - 15310

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments require a freight code. This code, created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, allows carriers to quickly identify qualities of the shipment and assist with transportation logistics.
Ship pitch accurately by using the information below:
NMFC Code
15310
COMMODITY
Pitch
FREIGHT CLASS
55
Commodity note:
NOI, not ground, Asphalt or pitch, the melting point of which is 140 degrees or less Fahrenheit, as determined by the Ball and Ring test in water or by the 1/2 inch Cube test in water, must be in metal cans in boxes or crates, or in steel drums. Asphalt or pitch may be shipped in eight-ply fiber drums, each ply testing not less than 100 pounds (Mullen), total wall thickness not less than 1/8 inch, with metal tops and bottoms, or in 31/2-gallon nonreusable pails made of 28-gauge steel, covers securely fastened with lugs, in boxes, crates or drums, or in bulk in packages.

Subclasses for

Pitch - 15310

Often, NMFC codes have subclasses. These subclasses generally are based on the density of the shipment.
In this instance, the commodity, pitch, 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

What is NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification system devised by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the ease of transport of many of the wide variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments.

What happens when a freight class code is wrong?

It might be tempting to declare that your shipment is a lower freight class than it actually is in order to secure a lower price, however, carriers will re-classify your freight for accuracy and charge you a fee for having to do so.

Do all commodities have NMFC freight subclasses?

No, not all commodities have freight subclasses, although many do.