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.
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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Read the NMFTA Bulletin
Item 128000 now assigns freight classes based on packaging
and density. Also, the reference to “Power Pump Parts, NOI” has been removed.
Items 186590 and 186592 are being canceled and replaced. The
new item, 186640, applies classes based on density.
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.