Platforms - 15520

Platforms - 15520

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments are required to have a freight code. This standardized code, published by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation.
Ship platforms accurately by using the information below:
15520
Platforms
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Commodity note:
NOI, with or without tees.

Subclasses for

Platforms - 15520

Subclasses are further divisions of an NMFC number that generally distinguish among items that can have different densities.
In this instance, the commodity, platforms, is further broken down in the following subclasses:

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freight subclasses

Subclass Info

15520-1

15520-2

15520-3

15520-4

15520-5

15520-6

15520-7

15520-8

15520-9

15520-10

15520-11

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
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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 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.

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.