Many freight shipping customers have had LTL freight class issues when it comes to shipping printed materials, also known as printed matter. There is a misconception for many that NMFC freight classification for all printed matter is freight class 55 and that is untrue. The NMFC codes for these printed materials read very differently and can be confusing to those not trained in freight classification.
Items classified as freight class 55 are mostly unprinted matter shipping items. The only printed matter item with an NMFC code that LTL Freight Shop has come across, that falls under freight class 55, is new and used magazines and periodicals.
If your material description on you Bill of Lading reads “Printed Matter” or “Printed Materials”, then you must understand the ins and outs.
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