When your freight is tendered into the care of your driver, the carrier does all that it can to ensure that it arrives to its destination on time, on target, and intact. To succeed, there are steps that both the carrier and the shipper can take to ensure that your freight moves without unnecessary delay or damage, including: the proper completion of the bill of lading, addressing and handling labels, as well as proper packaging.
To help visualize the rigors of freight in transit, we equipped a trailer with a camera to see what happens when freight isn't properly packaged and stacked. Check it out!
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Inertia And Movement During Transit
DOWNward Compression Rate In Transit
Working Together To Protect Your Freight From Damages During Transit
The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the freight classification publication provided by the National Motor Freight Transportation Association (NMFTA), which not only identifies what classification will apply for pricing and cargo claim liability, but also outlines minimum packaging requirements by commodity. It further outlines what is necessary to protect the different sizes, shapes and weights of freight that travel together in the same trailer while experiencing the normal rigors of less-than-truckload transportation.
At Averitt, we go by the recommendations of the NMFC in order to protect the various types of freight that our shippers move with us. We do everything in our power to make sure your shipment reaches its destination on time, on target, and intact.
There are, however, a few steps you can take to help us protect your freight even before it enters our care. From proper crating to using the right labels, our free freight protection guide outlines all the ways you can give your shipment a quality start from the very beginning. Download now...