NMFC Codes vs. Freight Class: Understand the Difference

In the shipping world, there are many terms that are used interchangeably. And unfortunately, there are many times when they shouldn’t be. Two such terms are NMFC codes and freight class. While they’re both very much related to each other, they are different.

That’s why it’s important to understand each term and what it means for your less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Not familiarizing yourself with these terms will inevitably cause the reclassification of your LTL shipments by carriers, costing your company time and money.

What is a freight class? What is an NMFC code?

Worldwide Express is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider that helps small-to-medium-sized companies navigate the complex world of shipping. That’s why we have created Your Guide To Understanding NMFC Codes and Freight Class.

In this guide, we have provided valuable information that will help you better understand some of the nuances of freight class and NMFC codes including:

  • Definition of freight class and what it means to your LTL shipping.
  • Guidance on NMFC codes and how they are used in relation to freight class.
  • Explanation of how the terms are used in tandem and what that means for you and your BOL.
  • Advice on how to find appropriate freight classes and NMFC number.

Become a freight classification pro with help from Worldwide Express!

Download Your Guide To Understanding NMFC Codes and Freight Class to learn how to navigate the nuances of freight classification.

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