The Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) operates under the auspices of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. and consists of not less than three or more than five members who are full-time employees of NMFTA. The aforementioned employees have expertise in the classification of goods moving in commerce by motor carriers. Council members are responsible for establishing, maintaining and updating the classification related provisions of the NMFC®.

The Council is responsible for initiating and evaluating proposals related to the classification of commodities including associated rules and packaging standards. This includes proposals for amending or establishing the classification of commodities; commodity descriptions; classes; rules; packaging; and any other classification-related provision in the NMFC subject to the jurisdiction of the Council.

Proposals may be: 1) submitted by any individual or organization, or 2) developed by the Freight Classification Development Council. A form for submitting proposals is available on the NMFTA website at www.nmfta.org. Proposals submitted for evaluation by the FCDC must be accompanied by supporting information related to the transportation characteristics of the article in question.

For more information on the FCDC, please contact fcdc@nmfta.org.