NMFC Changes Effective April 27


The National Motor Freight Traffic Association made significant changes in its National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) for flammable liquids, power pumps, power tools, and window treatments. The changes took effect on April 27.

If you ship one of the affected items, you must update the product description on your bill of lading.  Otherwise the description will no longer comply with the NMFC, and carriers will reclassify your shipment, adjust the charges, and assess a Weight & Inspection service fee.

Please contact your UTS Audit Specialist for more information or help with compliance.


Flammable Liquids

This is a major change to the NMFC with a new item, 44500, replacing over 50 items currently used for flammable liquids (primarily chemicals). In addition, item 44510 becomes item 44480.

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Power Pumps

Item 128000 now assigns freight classes based on packaging and density. Also, the reference to “Power Pump Parts, NOI” has been removed.

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Power Tools

Items 186590 and 186592 are being canceled and replaced. The new item, 186640, applies classes based on density.

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Window Treatments

Items 34500 and 35350 have been rewritten to apply only to exterior shutters. Item 174200 now covers all interior window treatments, with classes based on dimensions and density.

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