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Packaging Practices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It’s one of the facts of life in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping: Any given freight item could be in for a rough ride depending on a variety of factors.

Zero Trust: A Strategy for Cybersecurity Victories

In various recent presentations with NMFTA and others, Cunningham explained why Zero Trust is so important, particularly for the LTL carrier community.

Cloud Security: For Motor Freight Carriers, Trouble Often Starts With Misconfigurations

As more trucking companies transition their data and technology to cloud-based applications they theoretically provide their data with a layer of protection in the event of a cyberattack on a company’s systems. View 5 leading threats to carriers today.

A Guide to the NMFC Changes Coming in 2025: How They Will Affect You and How to Prepare

Throughout the rest of 2024, the process of informing the LTL shipping community of the changes and how to prepare will be more intensive, informative, and inclusive. We aim to involve all parties – especially carriers, shippers, and 3PLs – to ensure time to prepare as we develop an improved classification system in 2025.

Bolster Your Cyber Resilience: Your Guide to the 2024 NMFTA Cybersecurity Conference 

Whatever your company’s leadership is thinking of doing this Fall, one engagement is a must. You need to be with us in Cleveland, OH from October 27-29, 2024. The security of your entire trucking company enterprise depends on it. 

Classification 101: Mastering the Precise Process of Classifying Freight

At NMFTA, we want shippers to better understand the process of classifying freight. Over the years we’ve designed a system that is detailed enough to take all critical factors into consideration, but not so complicated that shippers can’t learn how it works.

Webinar Report: How Trucking Companies Can Protect Themselves from Third-Party Risks

Despite a company’s efforts to mitigate risk, it can still fall prey to disaster if a third-party vendor or business partner has failed to do so. Risks arising from third-party business relationships can damage everything from a company’s finances to its data to its reputation.

The Latest in Interpretation of Freight Classifications: Requests, Precision, and ‘Ugly’ Items

Did you know that NMFTA has an interpretations team available to help carriers, shippers, and 3PLs determine the correct classification for any given piece of freight?

What You Missed at Truckload 2024 – NMFTA Session

The Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Annual Convention offered attendees the chance to hear from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) staff, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the United States Secret Service, and a cyber insurance pro all in one place.  

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What LTL Freight Brokers/3PLs Need to Know

This week is the TIA’s Capital Ideas Conference in Phoenix, AZ, and since many brokers work with less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, we want them to be aware of the latest standards and policies that will affect them and their customers.

Dockets, Disposition Bulletins, and Supplements: Understanding How We Update the Freight Classification System

While keeping the National Motor Freight Classification system up to date, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. and our Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) follow a detailed, exacting process to keep the shipper community informed about the changes.

Packaging 101: How to Best Protect Freight in the LTL Shipping Environment

Packaging freight for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be as simple as a six-sided container, or as complicated as some of the newer technology that will “think” as it interacts with the freight itself.