Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my password?

  1. Go to
  2. Click Forgot Password
  3. Enter email address
  4. Open “NMFTA Password Reset Request” email
  5. Click on the link in the email and a window will open
    • Password is case-sensitive
    • Password must contain at least one number and one letter
    • Password must be at least 5 characters long
  6. Click Submit
  7. Subscriber will not receive an email with the new password

For more information see Help on Changing Your Password.

My bookmark to ClassIT doesn't work. How do I get to ClassIT now?

Open a new browser window and type or into the address bar. If that doesn't work, clear the browser's history and try again.

I belong to a company with an Enterprise license. How do I register?

  1. Go to
  2. Click Register
  3. Enter the email address and the company's registration key.
  4. Open two emails:
    • The "ClassIT Application License Request". You must click on the link in order to properly activate the account.
    • A "Welcome to ClassIT" email with your user name and password.
  5. Once your account is activated, go back to and sign in.
  6. After you sign in, you will be prompted to change your password.

When I tried to log in I got the following error: User does not have authority to access this application

Your company administrator (or NMFTA customer service representative) must assign an available license to you. If you have already requested a license, the company administrator can see your user id in the pending license list.

To assign a license to your pending account, the company administrator should do the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Manage Licenses on the menu bar near the top of the page
  3. Click Assign in the row next to the company's license. The list should show your pending account (and all other pending accounts). If the account is not listed, select Unassigned from the Licensed State drop-down list, then click Search.
  4. Select the check box next to the subscriber's name
  5. Click Approve License Request for Selected User(s) or Assign License to Selected User(s)

The subscriber should recieve the "ClassIT Application License Request" email from NMFTA.

The subscriber must click on the link in that email in order for the account to activate.

The password will remain the same as it was.

What does the heading “Articles” refer to in the Classification?

Commodities in the NMFCare referred to as Articles.

How are commodities or articles identified?

Articles are identified by nouns, with adjectives being used to further define the Article.

How are commodities or articles grouped?

Similar Articles may be grouped together within broader categories, commonly known as Generic Headings.

Why isn’t there a class associated with the general headings?

These headings are for grouping purposes and do not provide classes.

What is an Item No.?

Each Article listing in the NMFC is identified with a unique number, called the Item Number.  Item Numbers may also have subprovisions, which can provide different classes, packaging requirements, or other relevant information for the same Article.

What if I can’t find the commodity I’m looking for?

See ClassIT Search Assist. For additional assistance in finding what you are looking for, contact the experts at the National Motor Freight Traffic Association. An additional fee may apply for this service.

How can I identify a Rule or a Package in the NMFC and ClassIT?

Rules and Packages are also identified with a unique number.  If a rule or package is referenced in a description, ClassIT provides a link to the rule or package.

How do I know if the packaging is made correctly?

For applicable definitions and specifications of the packaging provisions, refer to the items listed below.

Packaging Provision Item(s)
Bags 200, 201, 202, 203, 204
Bales 205
Boxes 220, 222, 222-1, 222-2, 222-3, 222-4, 222-5, 222-6
Buckets 225
Bundles 235
Carboys 240
Coils 235
Crates 245
Cylinders 250
Drums 255, 256, 257, 260, 291, 294, 296
Firkins 225
In Packages 680-5, 680-11
Inner Containers 680-6
Kits 225
Loose 680-1b
Pails 225, 258, 260, 292, 297
Pallets 265
Reels 235
Rolls 235
Rubber Bulk Commodity Shipping Containers 230
Skids 270
Tubes 275
Tubs 292
Wrapped 680-10