Damage and loss claims in the world of LTL shipping can be a real headache and very time-consuming to logistics managers and coordinators alike.
On both inbound and outbound shipping, there are several ways you can reduce these risks and help keep freight claims to a minimum. Here are some highlights to help reduce the possibility of dealing with a claim.
Ensure that your product is packaged correctly, and is carefully palletized and shrinkwrapped.
Make sure that all labels contain shipper and consignee contact details and the product description
Find a trustworthy carrier with a proven track record and a customer service team that you can depend on for timely reporting and communication.
LTL motor freight rates are based on the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standard, differing from the way other freight transportation costs are calculated.
All commodities fall into 1 of 18 classes between a low of 50 to a high of 500.
NMFC classes are based on four transportation characteristics:
Classifying LTL freight incorrectly can be costly. If you are unsure how to classify your freight our experienced specialists are standing by to provide you with any assistance you might need.
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