Community Response: The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) continues to offer its classification guide and provide support for questions on freight classification.
In response to frequent questions Outsourced Logistics receives on freight classification, the NMFTA released its ClassIT online version of the National Motor Freight Classification in 2006 (see National Motor Freight Classification Goes Online).
The NMFC is a standard which comprises one of the two components of motor carrier pricing systems. The price for shipping goods is determined by referring first to the classes included in the NMFC and then consulting the applicable motor carrier rate schedules. These rate schedules are in turn dependent on factors such as shipment weight and the route and distance over which the shipment moves.
The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) also provides a set of Frequently Asked Questions for the NMFC.