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Classify your freight correctly by doing it through an expert

When it comes to LTL shipping and other freight services, having your freight classified is important – or so you’ve heard. But why exactly is it so important and what does it entail?

Well, a classification number is generally assigned to identify every LTL freight shipment. This number first and foremost identifies the nature of the product that needs to be transported. By knowing the type of product they’re handling, the company you have hired to transport it will know exactly how your freight needs to be handled, packed and shipped. In other words, it identifies the freight class your products fall into. This will also tell them if the product is fragile or if it needs to be stored in an air-controlled unit. These are the type of things that need to be considered to ensure that your shipment is handled correctly by your freight services provider and arrives intact. The classification number will also tell you what price category your shipment falls into.

In order to find the right classification number for your freight, you have to know what your product’s commodity type is and the exact dimensions of your shipment – namely weight, height, width and length. When it comes to certain products, like building materials, this is easy – but what if you want to have something delivered that does not fall into the general categories of LTL shipping? How do you classify your product then? What if your freight gets the wrong classification number and is damaged because of it? This could be a costly mistake.

If you want to avoid making these types of mistakes, why not hire an experienced logistics company like National Quality Logistics to classify your products for you? Not only will they ensure that your freight receives the right classification number, but they will also take care of any other freight services that you require. So, don’t risk getting it wrong – rather contact a company that knows all the inns and outs of LTL shipping.