Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

UFC (Uniform Freight Classification)

A standardized system that allows the grouping of related products into specific rate categories.

What is Uniform Freight Classification?

Uniform Freight Classification is a standardized system for classifying goods in the United States according to their transportation characteristics. It was established to provide a uniform basis for determining shipping rates for different types of freight. The UFC assigns a class rating to each type of commodity based on its density, stowability, handling, and liability characteristics. This rating is used by carriers to determine the appropriate shipping rate for a particular shipment.