Cloth, Dry Goods, Fabrics or Textiles: Synthetic fiber - 49220

Synthetic fiber - 49220

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 synthetic fiber accurately by using the information below:
49220
Synthetic fiber
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Commodity note:

Subclasses for

Synthetic fiber - 49220

NMFC numbers often have multiple subclasses. These are almost always based on density.
In this instance, the commodity, synthetic fiber, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

49220-1

49220-2

49220-3

49220-4

55

60

70

The term 'coated' is descriptive of the finished fabric and applies only when all interstices (openings) are filled with the coating material, in boxes or in rolls on pallets

In boxes

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Coated with asphalt, pitch or tar

Processed, other than coated

Cotton

Glass or synthetic fiber

Coated with asphalt, pitch or tar

Processed, other than coated

Cotton

Glass or synthetic fiber

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 the NMFC code?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). It is used for all interstate, intrastate, and foreign commercial movement of LTL cargo. NMFC codes provide standardized freight classes to determine the transportability of the large variety of commodities that are shipped together in LTL shipments every year.

Is an NMFC code required?

Adding NMFC code to a shipment is technically optional, but the NMFC codes can help avoid reclassification and ensure you're using the correct freight class number.

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.