Shippers mostly find suppliers and work with them. But before finding the best suppliers, it’s important that they can distinguish legitimate retail stores and suppliers that pose as wholesale suppliers. Real wholesalers buy directly from manufacturers and they can offer significantly better prices.
Freight class plays an integral role in LTL shipping industry in the US. However, many people seem to think it is a bit intricate or mysterious. What is freight class, and how do you find the right class?
Freight class is intended to help individuals get common consistent pricing for their shipment when working with various brokers, warehouses and carriers. It is defined by NMFTA or National Motor Freight Traffic Association and made accessible thru the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). Within the US, each type of product or commodity is assigned in NMFC and conforming class for less than truckload or LTL freight shipments.