Kuehne+Nagel, a FEDA associate member that provides third-party logistics services, has published a new version of its Foodservice Equipment Freight Classification Guide.
This guide provides an extensive list of the most common foodservice equipment and supplies items with the most recent freight classifications to help equipment distributors secure accurate less-than-truckload rate quotes on projects and customer billing.
One notable change to the new freight guide is that glassware rates are now based on the density of the shipments in pounds per cubic feet rather than the claim recovery value. Most glassware shipments previously move data Class70 based on a released claims value of 90 cents per pound. That item is now obsolete, making it necessary to note the density of the glassware shipments on the bill of lading to secure the correct freight class. Since glassware and many other foodservice items are now classified based on the density of the shipment, failure to note the density on shipping papers can easily result in much higher rates because carriers have the right to apply the highest classification that applies for the commodity if the density is not specified on the bill of lading.
The complete freight classification guide is available here.