Gert van der Spoel ic at 3edge.com
Sat Sep 17 11:06:35 EDT 2005

jeff at hisgirlfridays.com writes: 

> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 03:00:25PM -0700, Steve Messing wrote: 
>> Can anyone help me with shipping and an LTL carrier company that uses the
>> NMFC class.  All of our products have an nmfc class and orders are
>> frequently over 150 lbs.  What can I do.  I have tried adapting the
>> Fedex-query tag into a roadway-query tag but it seems I have gotten over my
>> head with the shipping.  Interchange seems to work with fedex and ups but
>> its a bear if you want to alter some of those formulas. 
>> basicall here is what I need. 
>> Origin zip
>> destination zip
>> origin city
>> destination city
>> weight
> It wouldn't really work like IC's Foundation shipping stuff.  You'd have to rate each item 
> individually because the rate varies by NMFC which can vary from item to item.  Your best 
> bet would probably be to find the NMFC that represents the "middle ground" and rate the 
> entire order using that NMFC.  In that case, you could use some derivative of the 
> fedex-query tag because you'd be dealing with the entire order and a fixed NMFC. 
> The issue that you are encountering is that, in the shipping industry, LTL rating is based
> off a different set of input values than those for small packages (and those for 
> truckload, as well). 
> Hope this helps,
> Jeff

Hi Jeff, 

I think Steve was actually referring to the being able to ship the goods, 
not the IC part. The message in question was actually posted to the userlist 
in 2002 :) 

Steve is looking for business, but if the guy had something to ship I do 
hope he did that within the past 3 years lol 



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