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Category: Re Classification

NMFC Rules and Requirements

January 15, 2016 by Recon Logistics

NMFC Rules and Requirements The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight "Bible" for motor carriers and contains rules, packaging requirements, approved freight descriptions, and freight class definitions for all commodities. Freight class of any commodity is determined based on the following: Density Load Ability and Handling Characteristics Value Susceptibility to Damage All carriers strictly require an accurate NMFC description, NMFC Item Number, and

Posted in Freight Management, Lowering Freight Costs, LTL Carrier Inspection, LTL Rating, Re Classification

Important LTL Information - Reweighs, Classifications, Inspections

March 14, 2014 by Hank Newman

Reweighs, Classifications, Inspections - Why are they happening, why does it seem like it's escalating recently, and what can you do about them! LTL carrier inspections resulting in reweighing shipments, re-classifying shipments, and adding accessorial charges is now epidemic, but before we get into how to avoid them it's necessary to understand a little history and to have an appreciation for the carrier side of things. LTL carrier profitability has always been under serious pressure due to an abundance of capacity and competition in the marketplace.  The recent recession crushed margins for these carriers, but the recovery wasn't as kind to them as other modes.  Most are still scrambling for market share and find price increases difficult, but one thing the recession taught us all was to be lean and be smarter.  Technology

Posted in Reweigh, Industry Trends, Industry Tips, Transportation Management, LTL Carrier Inspection, Re Classification
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