To assist you in determining the applicable National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) provision for a given commodity, NMFTA’s Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) interpretation experts will provide an opinion as to the applicable NMFC Item Number and Description they believe applies to the commodity in question. Opinions issued are based on the information submitted and apply only to the specific commodity in question. Opinions are not legally binding and classification provisions are subject to change.

Requests for assistance must be submitted through the NMFTA’s online store at and are limited to one article per inquiry. If more than one article is included in the inquiry, the FCDC will only provide a response for one. Additional inquiries will have to be submitted under a separate order.

For your request to be processed, sufficient information on the article in question must be provided. This would include a link to a website detailing the exact article in question and its purpose or function. If a website is not available, sales literature or photographs and a detailed explanation of the article’s intended purpose and function may be substituted. For more information on the details necessary to provide an opinion, please click here.

Failure to provide sufficient details on the article in question may result in a delay in processing your request. If it is determined that additional details are necessary, you will be notified via email and the required information will have to be entered through the NMFTA store using your original Order Number.

Requests will be processed within two business days.