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National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) FREIGHT Class Update

Posted by Jarrett on Aug 31, 2020 11:25:58 AM


We provide the latest updates from the NMFTA freight class changes that shippers need to know 

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Significant NMFTA Class Changes in Effect

BOILERS, FURNACES, STOVES AND RELATED ARTICLES GROUP: subject to item 25400

Summary of Changes: Item 25865 is amended to provide classes predicated on density, with breaks at 6 and 10 pcf. Additionally, Note, item 25867 and the subgeneric heading, item 25860, are canceled with no further application. The descriptions of items 25861, 25863, 25864, 25865 and 25866 are amended in the interest of clarification and simplification.

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BOX GROUP 28900:

Articles consist of Boxes or Crates, including Fiberboard or
Paperboard Cans or Cartons, as described in items subject to this 28900 grouping.

Summary of Changes: New item 29785 is established for fiberboard or paperboard boxes or cartons, NOI, with or without components of other materials, with classes predicated on the CCSB’s standard full-scale density progression.

Items 28920, 29205, 29240, 29250, 29285 and 29400 are canceled with reference to the new item. Note, item 29287 is canceled and reestablished as new Note, item 29786.

Notes, items 29242, 29286 and 29288 are canceled with no further application. This would be big for small package and for anyone that uses boxes to package their freight.

New item 29860 is established for fiberboard or paperboard mailing or packaging cans or tubes, with or without components of other materials, NOI, with classes predicated on density breaks at 4, 6 and 12 pcf. Items 29030, 29760, 29820 and 29840 are canceled with reference to the new item.

Notes, items 29031, 29032 and 29033 are canceled with no further application. This would be big for small package and for anyone that uses boxes to package their freight.

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FOODSTUFFS GROUP: subject to item 72000

Summary of Changes: Multiple items applying on foodstuffs, other than frozen, are amended, canceled or established, as shown. Package 2382 is canceled as having no further application. This was a way of packaging for this commodity.

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Additional Changes in Effect

BUILDING MATERIALS, MISCELLANEOUS, GROUP: subject to item 33570

Summary of Changes: The density scale and classes assigned in item 34265 are amended, as shown. The description of item 34265 is also amended to remove the restriction, “other than rolling.” Item 34330 is canceled with reference to item 34265, and Note, item 34267 is amended accordingly to incorporate mirrored doors. Concurrently, the descriptions of items 34400 and 34500 are changed to replace “rolling” with “roll-up.”

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CHEMICALS GROUP: subject to item 42600

Summary of Changes: New item 46047 is established for self-reactive materials, with classes predicated on whether the material is subject to temperature control requirements and by the self-reactive material type for the non-temperature-controlled materials.

Class 200 is assigned to self-reactive materials requiring temperature control and the following classes are assigned to self-reactive materials not requiring temperature control: class 175 for Type B, class 110 for Type C, class 100 for Type D, class 92.5 for Type E and class 85 for Type F. Concurrently, new Note, item 46048 is established, and Note, item 44516 is amended, for clarification. 46048 NOTE—Applies on materials regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation  (NEW) as a Hazard Class 4, Division 4.1, Self-reactive Material, as defined in 49 CFR §173.124 and required to bear a notice to that effect on bills of lading and packaging. This applies to the below as well (Corrosive Materials).

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CHEMICALS GROUP: subject to item 42600; Corrosive Materials subject to item 44155

Summary of Changes: Item 44155 is amended to assign classes predicated solely on the DOT-assigned Packing Group, without further distinction based on the type of packaging. Note, item 44156 is concurrently amended in the interest of clarification and uniformity.

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ATHLETIC GOODS GROUP: Pool and Pool Kits subject to item 15500

Summary of Changes: Item 17050 is amended to name “Pools or Pool Kits, swimming or wading, above-ground or semi-inground, or Parts thereof, NOI,” with classes predicated on density breaks at 10 and 15 pcf. New Note, item 17051 is established to state that the provisions also apply on accompanying complement of accessories or equipment. Notes, items 17052 and 17053 are canceled as having no further application.

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ATHLETIC GOODS GROUP: subject to item 15500 to include item 15520 Athletic or Sporting Goods, viz.: Boards, water sports, NOI

Summary of Changes: Multiple items applying on boats, boat sections or related articles are amended, canceled or established, as shown. This NMFC item number would include but not limited to; bodyboards, kickboards, kneeboards, paddleboards, sailboards with or without sails, surfboards, life rafts, personal watercrafts to include Power Ski, Jet Ski, AND Wet Jets, Pontoon boats, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks and boat and boat sections.

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FURNITURE GROUP: subject to item 79000
Summary of Changes: Items 79920 and 79930 are canceled with reference to new item 82250, naming “Workbenches, NOI,” with classes predicated on density breaks at 6 and 10 pcf. Additionally, new Note, item 82251 is established for clarification.

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PESTICIDES GROUP: subject to item 155000
Summary of Changes: The provisions of item 155050 are amended to remove the “bomb burst” symbol (), add language further restricting the item’s application to materials not required by the DOT to bear a Hazard Class or Hazard Division label, and refer to new Note, item 155054 clarifying that item 155050 does not apply on materials regulated by the DOT as hazardous and required to bear a Hazard Class or Hazard Division label. The Note directs the Classification user to other items for classes applicable to such hazardous materials.

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