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National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)

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A system used to classify goods based on their density, stowability, handling, and liability.

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What is the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)?

NMFC is a system that assigns a standardized code to different types of goods being shipped by truck. It is maintained by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is used to determine the appropriate freight class for a shipment. Freight class is a crucial factor in determining shipping costs, and it is calculated based on the shipment’s weight, size, and value. NMFC codes are based on the characteristics of the goods being shipped, such as density, stowability, handling, and liability. Accurate classification of goods using NMFC codes is important to ensure proper pricing and handling of the shipment. 

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