I’ve written quite a bit about NMFC’s and freight classes in the past, and the importance of having the correct information, but I haven’t touched on how NMFC’s can change, along with freight classes. At Global Source Logistics, we have a program that can access the NMFC’s for virtually every item, and several times a year the information is updated.
One of the most recent changes was for computers, printers, peripherals, etc. In the past, it was a class 92.5, regardless of the weight or dimensions. However, on the most recent update in December ’12, that all changed. It’s now a density-based commodity, so you will need to know the pounds per cubic foot (PCF) in order to get an accurate rate.
This is just one of many changes that can affect the cost of freight, if you aren’t aware and up-to-date. If you are unsure of your freight class or what NMFC to use, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!