Posts Tagged: Tips

NMFC Changes effective August 24, 2019


Please see the latest supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) by the Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB). These changes have an effective date of 8/24/2019. A few of the notable changes are listed below. Item 171 – Artificial construction of a density to obtain a lower class (the bumping clause) has been cancelled… Read more »

Four tips for a successful new product launch by DC Velocity


Logistics Plus recently had the opportunity to participate in an article for DC Velocity magazine. The article, written by Toby Gooley, contributing editor for the publication, offers manufacturers and retailers the following four (4) tips on managing the logistics for a new product launch or rollout (a new, developing area of expertise for Logistics Plus). Provide… Read more »

NMFC Update Effective April 27th, 2019


Please see the following disposition bulletin from the recent meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB). The National Motor Traffic Association ( is releasing a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) on 3/28/2019 with an effective date of 4/27/2019. The attached file reflects the changes approved at the CCSB public meeting on… Read more »

Logistics Plus Presents to Penn State Behrend Class


As part of its ongoing Penn State Behrend partnership, Scott Frederick, vice president of marketing for Logistics Plus (joined by Ryan Markiewicz, a marketing specialist), delivered a presentation earlier this week to a small group of B2B marketing students attending a class taught by adjunct professor Tamara Philabaum. The one-hour discussion included an overview of… Read more »

NMFC Update Effective December 29th, 2018


Please see the attached Disposition bulletin from the recent meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board.  All subject items were approved as docketed or modified as reviewed by the CCSB with the exception to Subjects 5 and 6 which were deferred until the February 2019 meeting.  The supplement with the changes to the NMFC will… Read more »

New Logistics Plus Impact Labels Alert Potential Concealed Damage

From containers in shipment, to equipment in warehouses, to individual packages … Logistics Plus has you covered with affordable transportation and product-monitoring solutions. Nothing is worse than dealing with the hassle of damaged product deliveries – and concealed damage is among the hardest to spot.  If concealed damage is not identified at the time of… Read more »

4 Tips to Optimize Your Shipping Network

Whether it’s due to cost, delivery time, or increased business opportunities, rethinking your shipping network may be more important than ever. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” approach to creating an optimal shipping network. For one industry, it may be crucial to have strategically placed warehouses across the country. In another industry, it… Read more »

6 Factors That Impact LTL Shipping Rates


Less than truckload (LTL) shipping involves the transportation of relatively small freight shipments that can weigh anywhere between 150 to 10,000 pounds. LTL carriers collect freight from multiple shippers and consolidate that freight onto trailers before the delivery process begins. LTL shipments can be very confusing, because unlike Full Truck Load (FTL) shipments, LTL shipping rates… Read more »

4 LTL Shipping Tips For Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping can be expensive and difficult if it’s not done efficiently. It’s important to understand the different ways you can save on LTL shipping in order to better manage your transportation expenses and maintain good relationships with your carriers. Here are four (4) tips to become more efficient and cost-effective with… Read more »

How to File a Freight Claim and the Legal Rules That Apply

Learning how to correctly file a freight claim is important because it can save time and money for your company. A freight claim is a legal demand for the payment of money, stemming from the breach of a contract of carriage. Following strict guidelines and processes is the only way to correctly deal with these… Read more »