Define commonly used freight terms.
The shipping term, NOI stands for "Not Otherwise Indicated". If your package cannot be classified by the National Motor Freight Classification Association, than FreightCenter.com can manually provide a NOI class rate quote.
NOI shipping terms are typically quoted and processed manually through select freight carriers.
Freight rates are determined by several different factors including package dimensions, weight, distance and freight class, as well as your package’s Pounds per Cubic Foot or PCF. Your package’s PCF is closely related to the freight class that is applied to your freight shipment. In freight terms, a low PCF will result in a higher class rating. In turn, a higher class rating corresponds to a higher cost to ship your freight.
For example, a shipment that works out to 1.31 pound per cubic foot and weighs 100 pounds (Class 300) will be much more expensive to ship than an item that has the same weight but equates to 9.67 pounds per cubic foot (Class 100). In other words, the more space your freight occupies on a truck or in a container the more costs you will incur for transport.
For this reason, shippers are encouraged to make sure their weights and dimensions are accurate in order to avoid billing adjustments based on PCF and class changes. By far the most common reason for a re-bill or billing adjustment, it is also the most avoidable. Never guess or estimate dimensions and weights when shipping freight.
Cartons or packages of identical size and weight are considered one handling unit. If there is more than one package and they are of differing type, size or weight they are considered multiple handling units.
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