Announcing the Demystifying freight classification: A handy guide white paper.
April 13, 2017
If you ship LTL freight, you have likely navigated the often-confusing freight classification system that’s widely used across the industry.
While freight classes are critical to the freight shipping process, shippers are often left asking themselves questions like “Why are these products the same class?” or “When did the NMFTA update this?” when dealing with an LTL shipment.
You may save time and positively affect your company when you have a good understanding of freight classification and stay up to date on changes.
Our team of freight experts recently put together a white paper with the freight class answers you might be seeking.
Download the white paper now or read on for a brief summary of “Demystifying freight classification: A handy guide.”
What are freight classes?
The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is common across the freight industry. It’s used to “rank” the ease of getting an LTL shipment to its destination. The more difficult, the higher the freight class, and the higher the price to ship. Take a deeper look at the characteristics of the class evaluation process in this white paper.
Why are they important?
The freight class is noted on the bill of lading (BOL), and important for accurate LTL freight quotes. If a shipment is booked with an incorrect class, issues could arise. This white paper explains some of the ramifications in detail.
What is dimensional rating?
Dimensional rating takes the length, width and height of a shipment into account, in addition to the weight. While it’s already been adopted by some major carriers, it’s expected to become a bigger piece of the shipping puzzle in the coming years. Shippers that are unacquainted with dimensional rating, the methodology behind it and the pros and cons, can familiarize themselves with this white paper.
Want to learn more?
The complete white paper, “Demystifying Freight Classification: A Handy Guide,” can be downloaded here.
We hope you find the information valuable and welcome you to contact Freightquote with any other shipping-related questions you might have!
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