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What is a Freight Class or NMFC Code?

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what is an NMFC CodeFreight class and NMFC Codes are an intricate part of shipping via LTL Less Than Truckload). This information tells the carriers how to charge of a shipment based on the products density, value or potential damage during transit. All Legal Transportation Providers that we use verify the freight class and weight provided on the BOL (Bill of lading).

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NMFC Code verifiationHOW IT WORKS:

Once your shipment picks up, the carrier will weigh your goods at their terminal and verify the weight and freight class you provided on the BOL (Bill of lading). If for any reason the Freight Class, NMFC Code or weight on the BOL is incorrect, they will re-class or re-weigh and bill accordingly via a W&I (Weight and Inspection report). Check your shipment density here: Density Calculator

IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY:

NMFTA-Freight Class NMFC Code logoThe carrier’s charge for their services based off the actual weight and class of the shipment, as determined by them including any extra services required to facilitate the transport of your shipment (lift gate, residential delivery, etc) regardless of what’s stated on the BOL. You are financially responsible for this.

YOU MUST ALWAYS:

Please take the time to determine the correct freight class and weight of your shipment to ensure you are charged correctly from the start. You can use the below chart or use our DENSITY CALCULATOR to get a general freight class based on your shipments density. You can always CONTACT US as well. We’ll be happy to help you.

 

Tip: It is very important that you know and select the correct freight class and NMFC Code when getting quotes to ensure you receive accurate shipping quotes from the start and you can avoid any additional charges from freight re-classes after delivery.

All freight carriers determine their shipping charges based on the total shipment weight (including the packaging materials: boxes, pallets… etc.) and the freight class NMFC Code of the items being shipped, as determined by the NMFTA (National Motor Freight Traffic Association). Freight prices are dependent on these variables.

If you select the wrong freight class or weight when getting quotes and then schedule your shipment based off that incorrect information, you will be subject to the carrier re-classing and re-weighing your shipment, which will result in a different shipping charge, which could be higher.

 

All Legal Transportation Providers that we use verify the freight class and weight provided on the BOL (Bill of lading). Once your shipment picks up, the carrier will weigh your goods at their terminal and verify the weight and freight class you provided on the BOL (Bill of lading). If for any reason the freight class, NMFC Code or weight on the BOL is incorrect, they will re-class or re-weigh and bill accordingly via a W&I (Weight and Inspection report). The carrier’s charge for their services based off the actual weight and class of the shipment, as determined by them including any extra services required to facilitate the transport of your shipment (lift gate, residential delivery, etc) regardless of what’s stated on the BOL. You are financially responsible for this.