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April 2021 National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) Freight Changes

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 15, 2021 7:45:00 AM


These changes are coming from the latest NMFTA Supplement-2021-1

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Packaging Changes

Item (Rule) 235, Specifications for Bundles, Coils, Reels or Rolls, is amended as follows:

Summary of Changes:

Bundles, coils or rolls must be banded, strapped, wrapped or otherwise protected or secured in a manner that will permit handling into or out of vehicles as units and withstand the normal rigors of the less-than-truckload environment. Where necessary to afford adequate protection against damage, article(s) must be protected by packing forms or other packaging materials. When tendered on lift truck skids, pallets or platforms, bundles, coils or rolls must be securely fastened to and must not overhang the lift truck skid, pallet or platform deck.

Reels must have a core and two ends or heads of equal size with a diameter of 10 inches or more. When tendered on lift truck skids, pallets or platforms, reels must be securely fastened to the lift truck skid, pallet or platform, which must be of sufficient design, size and strength to support the size and weight of the reel and the article wound thereon. The last layer of the article must be lagged or wrapped between the flanges of the ends or heads with packaging material extending full width of the wound article and of sufficient strength to withstand the normal rigors of the less-than-truckload environment.

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Item (Rule) 270, Definition of or Specifications for Skids, Other Than Lift Truck, is amended as follows:

Skids, other than lift truck skids, are runners made of wood, metal or other material that are secured directly to the bottom of the article(s) shipped. Skids must be of sufficient strength and dimensions to permit handling into or out of vehicles as a unit and withstand the normal rigors of the less-than-truckload environment. When susceptible to damage from handling with mechanical equipment, bottom of article(s) must be adequately protected.

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Commodity Changes

 

FOODSTUFFS GROUP: subject to item 72000

72040 Bakery Goods, other than frozen, etc. Cancel; see item 73260

72042 Bars, fig- or fruit-confection filled, etc. Cancel; see item 73260

72043 NOTE Cancel; no further application.

72270 Brownies, other than frozen, etc. Cancel; see item 73260

72271 NOTE Cancel; no further application.

72560 Coconut, prepared, NOI, see Note, item 72561, in bags or boxes. No Change

72561 NOTE Does not apply on coconut chips. For applicable provisions, see item 73260.

72680 Coffee, NOI, Tea, NOI, or Herbal Tea, see Note, item 72681, flavored

or unflavored, sweetened or unsweetened, etc Cancel; see item 73260

72681 NOTE Cancel; see item 73261.

73227 Foodstuffs, other than frozen, Group I, viz.:

Bread, Rolls or Cake, other than fruitcake, etc; are removed

[Other Articles Listed—No Change.]

In boxes, crates, drums or Packages 1361, 2463, 2498, 2499

or 2500 — No Change

73229 NOTE—No Change.

73233 NOTE—No Change.

73235 NOTE—No Change.

73260 Foodstuffs, other than frozen, Group IV, viz.:

NEW Bakery Goods, NOI, also in Packages 128 or 2428;

Coffee, Tea or Herbal Tea, NOI, see Note, item 73261, also in Packages

128, 1306, 2330, 2332 or 2380;

Cookies or Crackers, NOI, also in Packages 128, 2387 or 2428;

Foodstuffs, NOI;

Snack Foods, NOI, also in Package 2387;

In bags, boxes, drums or Packages 1000, 1400, 2404, 2414 or 2416,

subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic

foot of:

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FOODSTUFFS GROUP: subject to item 72000

73261 NOTEAlso applies on: instant, soluble, freeze-dehydrated or freeze-dried

(NEW) coffee, tea or herbal tea; coffee, tea or herbal tea in premeasured servings, with or without integral filter; or Coffee Service Kits or Sets, consisting of coffee in premeasured servings, with or without integral filter, and with or without non-dairy creamer, sugar or artificial sweetener, stirrers, tea, herbal tea or hot chocolate in same box.

73270 Fortune Cookies, etc -  Cancel; see item 73260

74450 Potatoes, cooked or dried and diced, powdered, shredded or sliced, see Note, item 74451, without other ingredients, or with other ingredients in same inner retail package, in bags, boxes or Packages 128 or 2185 No Change

74451 NOTE Does not apply on potato chips, crisps or sticks. For applicable provisions,

see item 73260.

74495 Prepared Foods, cooked or not cooked, dry or other than dry, viz.:

[Other Articles Listed—No Change.] In boxes, drums or Packages 128, 223, 510, 1000, 1500, 2093, 2231, 2421, 2425, 2463, 2498, 2499, 2500 or 2507, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of:

Subs 1-4 No Change.

74800 Snack Foods, flavored or not flavored, etc Cancel; see item 73260

74801 NOTE Cancel; no further application.

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MEATS OR SHORTENING GROUP: subject to item 134400

134470 Cracklings, edible, in boxes or drums, see Note, item 134472 - No Change

134472 NOTE—Does not apply on bacon or pork rinds or skins, or on fat with skin attached prepared as snack foods and packaged in individual retail units;

for classes, see item 73260.

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CHEMICALS GROUP: subject to item 42600

42600 CHEMICALS GROUP: see Note, item 42603

42603 NOTE—No Change.

44155 µCorrosive Materials, NOI, see Note, item 44156, in U.S. DOT-authorized

packaging:

44156 NOTE—No Change

44500 µFlammable Liquids, NOI; or Combustible Liquids in bulk containers with a maximum capacity greater than 119 gallons, NOI; see Note, item

44501, in U.S. DOT-authorized packaging:

44501 NOTE—No Change.

44515 µFlammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible or Dangerous When Wet

Materials, NOI, see Note, item 44516, in U.S. DOT-authorized packaging:

44516 NOTE—No Change.

45463 µOrganic Peroxides, NOI, see Note, item 45464, in U.S. DOT-authorized

packaging:

45464 NOTE—No Change.

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Stairs or Stairways; Ramps or Gangways; Chutes or Slides; Platforms or Stands; see item 178160

aircraft or marine, portable, see Note, item 178161, in packages, see Note,

item 178162:

178161 NOTE—Applies on articles named such as used for the loading, unloading or (NEW) service of aircraft or marine vessels, or for use in other marine applications.

178162 NOTE—Articles tendered for shipment on lift truck skids, pallets or platforms must be securely fastened to and must not overhang the edges of the lift truck skid, pallet or platform deck. Exposed surfaces and edges must be completely wrapped with plastic film or corrugated fiberboard or protected by wood or similar material.

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Glass: subject to item 86500

86700 Glass, flat, bent or not bent, NOI, see Notes, items 86701 and 86702, in

boxes, crates or Packages 195, 198, 235, 785, 2008, 2025, 2147, 2149, 2160, 2239, 2245, 2281 or 2497:

86701 NOTE—The term 'flat glass' applies to glass known as sheet, plate, polished prism, rolled, window or float glass, whether or not polished, laminated, colored, opalescent, opaque, chipped, decorated, wired, etched, figured, acid dipped, ground, sandblasted, metalized (sprayed with atomized metal while glass is hot), silvered for mirrors or tempered, but not when flashed, nor framed or leaded (set in or framed by lead or other metal).

86702 NOTE—No Change.

86900 Glass, silvered for mirrors, not framed, nor backed nor equipped

with hangers or fastening devices, etc. Cancel; see item 86700

86902 NOTE—Cancel; no further application.

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FURNITURE GROUP: subject to item 79000

82285 Sneeze Guards or Food Shields, see Note, item 82286, in boxes or crates:

82286 NOTE—Applies on barriers, including panels, screens or canopies, to protect food or humans from exposure to infectious germs spread by sneezing, coughing, talking and the like.

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FURNITURE PARTS GROUP: subject to item 82750

83390 Rods, crib, iron or steel, plain or coated or plated, etc. Cancel; obsolete

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HARDWARE GROUP: subject to item 92900

96360 Rods, crib, iron or steel, plain, cadmium or zinc coated or

nickel plated, etc. Cancel; obsolete

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RACKS: subject to item 163900

164240 Horseshoeing Suspensory, etc. Cancel; obsolete

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WOODENWARE OR WOODEN ARTICLES GROUP: subject to item 198340

199770 Towel Rollers, etc. Cancel; obsolete

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