The Transportation & Logistics Council's 42nd Annual Conference, "Education for Transportation Professionals" is coming up on May 2nd - 4th at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to the impressive array of educational sessions and workshops during the two and one-half day conference, this year the Council has added a new optional full-day seminar on Sunday, May 1st preceding the conference: The National Motor Freight Classification.

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is widely used by shippers and motor carriers to determine freight rates and charges. This seminar will explain what is it and where it came from; how the provisions of the NMFC are developed and published, and how to read, understand and apply the provisions of the NMFC. Also covered will be discussion of provisions governing bills of lading, packaging specifications, rules for classification interpretation and how to use the NMFC to classify your freight.

Presenting the seminar will be Don Newell, a member on the Commodity Classification Standards Board at the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). Don is a 40-year veteran in the LTL industry, 28 of those years with a major national LTL carrier where he managed the company's weighing and research programs. An expert in providing classification interpretations to shippers, 3PLs and carriers, Newell joined NMFTA in 2004, where he developed and implemented their weighing and research educational programs. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and he and his wife currently reside in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.

The fee the NMFC seminar is $520 for TLC members and $595 for non-members. Registration includes live access to Class IT Software during the seminar and a 6-month subscription thereafter, which has a retail value of $323.00 per year.

Visit the TLC’s Website at for complete details on the Seminar and Conference program, on-line registration and hotel accommodations, or contact TLC by phone at (631) 549-8984.