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  • What is my Freight Class?

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    If you’re not a freight shipping pro, freight classes can get confusing. There is an array of different ones to choose from, and picking the wrong one can cost you both precious time and money.So why do we use freight classes? Freight classes are designed to help set a common and standardized freight price for shipments. This is handy when you have to work with a number of freight companies, different carriers, warehouses, and brokers, and ensures you know you’re getting a fair price.The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) defines the classes, and is made available through the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC).The NMFTA defines the classes based on four transportation characteristics, and they are as follows:• Density: Which is the weight per cubit foot;• Stowability: Which is the length and width based on carrier mode rules;• Handling: An evaluation of the care that will be involved in transport,…
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  • What is the Difference Between LTL and FTL Freight Shipping?

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    When it comes to shipping freight, there are a multitude of different options, and narrowing the field down to just one can be confusing. There are many different factors to consider including price, the type of shipment, the size of shipment, and the speed in which the shipment needs to be delivered.In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between LTL and FTL shipping, and help you determine which shipping method is the best fit for you. LTL ( Less Than Truckload )LTL shipping stands for less than truckload, meaning that the shipment will not take up an entire truck.  These types of shipments typically weigh between 100 and 10,000 pounds.With an LTL shipment, you only pay for the space in the truck that you need. For example, if your shipment only takes up one-third of the space on the truck, you only pay for one-third of the truck. The rest of…
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