Freight Class Specialist

Company Name:
Con-way, Inc.
Title: Freight Class Specialist
Location: North Carolina-Asheville
Other Locations:
To ensure Con-way Freight receives the appropriate revenue on each shipment transported, by providing a continuous system wide check of the accuracy of commodity descriptions based on the Bill of Lading furnished by our customers. When discrepancies are found the Freight Classification Specialist Lead issues and documents corrections based on the applicable provisions in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). This position is not considered an Accounting or Bookkeeping position and does not require that skill set.
Description of Essential Job Functions:
Stand and walk for long periods of time in a non-temperature controlled environment; sit for extended periods of time researching freight classification and data entry; bend at the waist to take measurements; reach corners of shipping containers and pick up boxes and/or shipment components; reach on a continuous basis; climb into the back of trailers from ground level and exit in the same manner in order to access freight and perform inspection process; carry freight various distances; lift freight of various shapes, sizes and weights (1-50 lbs. frequently and 51 lbs occasionally); push and pull freight while performing essential job functions (loads will vary depending on freight and equipment utilized).
Review Inspection Reports to identify potential inspections.
Conduct inspections of shipments on the dock utilizing the MC75 Handheld device.
Review Bill of Lading and Billing descriptions to verify accuracy.
Gather information (dimensions, pictures, commodity characteristics) of the shipment.
Research commodity information using the National Motor Freight Classification for applicable description and class.
Enter corrections on shipments that are incorrectly described, applying the accurate class.
Upload documents / pictures into the image system for review by Account Executives and customers.
Maintain the reports necessary to measure corrections activity and revenue recovery.
Complete Customer Profiles as directed by the Weight & Inspections Department.
Ensure all corrections are issued in a timely manner to minimize the number of corrected invoices to our customers.
Utilization of all current NMFC provisions including Rules and Packaging.
Ability to explain and document classification corrections for all involved parties.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Prompt, daily attendance at assigned work location.
Previous Weights & Inspections experience preferred.
LTL industry knowledge and experience preferred.
Ability to demonstrate leadership, communication and administrative skills.
Ability to work various shifts and hours, including all shifts.
"We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status."

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