Fasten Your Seatbelts For Major Freight Reclassifications

Packaged freight ready to be loaded onto a freight truck

If you like switching things up, you’ll love the latest from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.

On June 12, the organization announced that major changes to its National Motor Freight Classification would take effect in early 2025.

According to the NMFTA’s director of operations the changes will simplify the classification system by employing a standardized approach based on factors such as handling, density, stowability and liability so that users will be able to use and understand the NMFC more easily – and “classify freight accurately on the first try.”

The NMFTA added that it hopes the timing of the changes will “reduce any friction between carriers, shippers and 3PLs” – and that it would be hosting several listening sessions in August to help get the shipping community ready.

We’ll be covering the particulars of this announcement and providing more details about the specifics of these changes in upcoming newsletters and blogs, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, for more information about the listening session that will be most useful for you or your organization, go to:

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