NMFTA updates standard point location code directory

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The National Motor Freight Traffic Association has published its updated 2005 Continental Directory of Standard Point Location Codes. The publication provides a nine-digit code number for locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico originating and receiving transportation.

The codes are used primarily by the railroad industry as well as motor carriers doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense, Coast Guard, petroleum companies and other industries. NMFTA says the directory is reissued bi-annually and updated three to four times per year because new points (cities, towns and other communities) are added, railroads open or close siding stations, railroads change ownership or are merged, and military bases are opened or closed.

The 2005 directory is available in printed form for $161 plus shipping, and an ASCII file is available on CD for $800 plus shipping. For more information, call 866-411-6632.

NMFTA is a nonprofit association headquartered in Alexandria, Va. representing more than 1,100 less-than-truckload carriers in North America. NMFTA’s autonomous National Classification Committee (NCC) develops and maintains the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC).

NMFTA also is the global source for transportation company identification codes – the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) – as well as location identification codes for shipping and receiving points throughout North America – the Standard Point Location Code (SPLC). For more information. go to www.nmfta.org.