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Freight Classification for Shippers

Classifying Freight

LTL Carriers utilize freight dimensions to determine how many loads of freight will fit into each truck. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association developed the "National Motor Freight Classification" system to provide carriers and shippers a uniform approach to negotiated rates. This tip sheet will help customers like you better understand the "National Motor Freight Classification" system so that you'll have a smooth shipping and billing process every time you ship with Saia! Read more +

Packaging Tip Sheet

Best Practices to Prepare Freight for LTL Shipping

Carriers use many tools and techniques to safeguard freight throughout the shipping process, but there are two ways a shipper can also help ensure smooth transit of their freight: proper packaging and clear, secure labeling. Read more +



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