NMFC Number

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A unique code assigned to each item in the National Motor Freight Classification system.

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What is an NMFC Number?

The NMFC number is a code assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to describe the characteristics of a specific type of product or commodity being shipped. The NMFC number is used to determine the freight class of a shipment, which is a key factor in determining the shipping cost. The NMFC number is based on several factors, including the weight and density of the product, as well as any special handling requirements or safety concerns. Accurately classifying a shipment with the appropriate NMFC number is important to ensure that the shipment is properly priced and transported safely. 

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