When determining density don’t forget to account the size of the skid. Take for example a piece of machinery that is 20X20X48 and weighs 200 lbs if you calculate density of the product alone the product would have a DCPF of 18. Now if you put the product on a 48X48 skid the density drops […]
SU-Set Up, A Shipment that is set up is something that is assembled for example if you are shipping an assembled piece of furniture fully “Set Up”. Items that are set up typically move at a higher freight class. KD- Knocked Down, Reducing an item by 1/3 This is when an item is about 1/3 […]
One of the most common items shipped today is machinery and machinery parts. As we have discussed in previous blogs, when shipping machinery or anything else LTL via common carrier it is important to determine freight class. Most machinery and machinery parts will be classified as Item 133300 with different sub numbers depending on the […]
PNGLC has been able to help engineers, pump and hydraulic manufacturers, as well as distributors in the hydraulics industry. We have the experience to identify proper freight class, to recognize which products require additional insurance due to their high value, and to manage various shipping methods (such as drop shipments and inbound shipments). Transit times […]
Notice of NMFC Rule Change Beginning 4/19/2014 the following rule applies: Rules item #680 (the 65% rule) has been modified to include any shipment where the freight on a pallet does not occupy at least 65% of the surface area of that pallet. In Layman’s terms if there is any shipment where the freight occupies […]
In short a dimensioner is a proprietary system of cameras and software that scans and measures freight. Similar technology is used at sawmills to measure and count various pieces of wood. Now this technology helps automate a previously manual process. As freight enters an LTL carrier’s terminal overhead cameras are able to get measurements of […]
As previously reported in our August blog post, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
As reported in recent PNG Logistics Blog posts, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
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