Freight Class Explained For LTL Shipments

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Freight Class is an important part of the LTL shipping industry, but one that most new shippers are confused by. What is freight class? How do I find mine? How does the class affect my shipping price?  Read on, my friend!  You’re in the right place. Freight Class Definition Let’s begin with a definition. The National …

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Changes in Freight Class Affect LTL Shipping

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Have You Checked Your Freight Class Recently? As a Billing Specialist at FreightPros, one of the most difficult invoice issues I deal with is a Reclass. Your product may not ship at the same class as it did when you started shipping. I cannot stress enough the importance of all five suggestions that our Classmaster, Lucas, made …

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Learning the Difference Between a Freight Quote and a Freight Rate

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There’s a difference between a “freight quote” and a “freight rate” in LTL shipping. Understanding this difference is key to avoiding additional charges and invoice discrepancies, both with the carriers as well as the freight broker. So let’s break down how a freight rate differs from a quote, and hopefully we can avoid unplanned shipping …

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What’s the Deal with NMFC Codes?

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  Classing your freight can be difficult, especially with the current classing system the majority of LTL carriers use. An organizational body known as the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) is responsible for publishing the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC), a standard that provides a code to just about any commodity imaginable. This code …

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