NMFC Changes That Could Affect Freight Shipping Rates

April 5, 2012 at 10:32 AMScott Frederick

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a standard for thousands of NMFC bookcommodities likely to be shipped by carriers who agree to use this system. Factors such as weight, item type, dimensions, density, and valuation, among others, are used to determine the NMFC. The NMFC identifies what you are shipping and its freight class, which ultimately affects your freight shipping rates.

Frequent freight shippers and users of the NMFC will want to take note of some changes to the classification system – which will be effective April 14, 2012:

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

18260

AUTO BODY PARTS – MOVING TO A FULL SCALE DENSITY ITEM

44515

NEW ITEM FOR FLAMMABLE SOLID, SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTIBLE OR DANGEROUS WHEN WET MATERIALS

80580

TO INCLUDE THEATER CHAIRS, REVOLVING CHAIRS AND STOOLS-FULL SCALE DENSITY ITEM.  CANCELLING ITEMS 80640 AND 80700

90500

STONE BLOCKS – ON RACKS (AS A-FRAMES) CLASS 150, SHIPPED FLAT CLASS 55

109700

WILL INCLUDE LAMPS, ARTIFICIAL SUNLIGHT, HEATING OR THERAPEUTIC – FULL SCALE DENSITY ITEM.  CANCELLING 109460

114140

AIR HEATERS – GOING TO A 3 TIER DENSITY

158880

TO INCLUDE ALL SINKS – FULL SCALE DENSITY – CANCELLING ALL LAVATORY SINKS AND SINK ITEMS.


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