AAMG Crating Policy

HOW TO HANDLE DoD SHIPMENTS THAT REQUIRE

CRATING SERVICES

 

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) no longer recognizes crating as a Third Party Service for Department of Defense (DoD) shipments.

 

Note: There are currently 2 different DoD programs for moving Household Goods Shipments.

 

1. Shipments moving under the Domestic Personal Property Rate Solicitation (TOPS):

 

The DTR IV-B-14, part III, Z, 7 states:

"Item of unusual nature. Items as detailed in the international and /or domestic solicitation/tender such as, but not limited to mirrors, outsized pictures and paintings, glass or stone table tops, and similar fragile articles may require crating or similar protection which may qualify for compensation. When required, these articles will be wrapped and packed in a crate. When more than one article is packed in any one crate or carton, a divider will be provided. No more that four articles will be packed in any one crate for safe shipping. Stone table tops will be packed separately. I understand that, when shipments require crating service, authorization for crating must be received by the TSP from the TO prior to performing service. I further understand that authorization for crating service reimbursement will only be requested as outlined in the international and domestic rate solicitation(s)/tender(s) which is applicable at the time of shipment movement."

 

The Domestic Personal Property Rate Solicitation D-18 Chapter IV, item 402, states:

"Note 4: Third Party Service for crating is not authorized. TSP must bill the appropriate item code 100Q or 100R for crates. If TSP uses a Third Party Service (TPS) to build crate(s), TSP can only bill using item codes 100Q or 100R."

 

        The Origin Agent is required to request preapprovals for tariff crating on shipments moving under the Domestic Personal Property Rate Solicitation (TOPS) from their local Personal Property Office (PPSO). All services provided must be documented on the DD619 and include the dimensions of crate/s. If you choose to hire a 3rd party service, the 3rd party service must bill the agent directly. No additional compensation is authorized by the DoD.

 

        Delivering Agent is required to uncrate item and document such on the DD619. If you choose to hire a 3rd party service, the 3rd party service must bill the agent directly. No additional compensation is authorized by the DoD.

 

        Crating service charges at origin and destination for shipments moving under the Domestic Personal Property Rate Solicitation (TOPS) are to be billed using item codes 100Q and/or 100R and will only be paid according to the charges in item 100 and AAMG's compensation schedule.

 

 

2. Shipments moving under the 400NG Tariff/ Defense Personal Property Program (DP3):

 

The DTR IV-U.R-12, part C, 5, d states in part:

"Mirrors, Pictures, and Paintings (Glass-Faced or Other Than Glass Faced Paintings), Glass or Stone Table Tops, and Similar Fragile Articles Requiring Crating or Similar Protection. These articles must be wrapped and packed in a crate of a fiberboard carton. I understand, prior to performing accessorial crating services, I must obtain authorization from the PPSO."

 

The Domestic Personal Property Program Domestic 400NG-2010 Tariff Item 35 states in part:

Note 5: Crating is not recognized as a third party service. TSPs must bill the appropriate item code 105B and/or 105E and will only be paid according to the charges in Item 105. Crating DOES NOT APPLY to flat screen televisions with screen sizes below 60 diagonal inches (see Item 105)."

 

        The Origin Agent is required to submit preapprovals for tariff crating to All American Moving Group on shipments moving under the 400NG Tariff (DP3). The "All American Moving Group 400-NG Accessorial Pre-Approval Form" must be submitted to AAMG via email to Preapprovals@allamericanmoving.com or faxed to (901) 202-5259. All American Moving Group will then request crating preapproval in DPS. Once the PPSO has responded, All American Moving Group will notify the Origin Agent of the PPSOs response. All services provided must be documented on the DD619 and include the dimensions of crate/s.

 

        The Delivering Agent is required to uncrate item and document such on the DD619.

 

        Crating service charges for crating and uncrating on shipments moving under the 400NG Tariff (DP3) are to be billed using item codes 105B and/or 105E and will only be paid according to the charges in item 105 and AAMG's compensation schedule.

 

In summary, agents are required to provide and perform tariff crating services when necessary in accordance with the applicable military rules and regulations. In the event the agent does not have qualified personnel to perform the crating service and elects to hire a third party company, all charges will be based on the applicable item code and tariff rates as described above. SDDC no longer recognizes crating as a Third Party Service for Department of Defense (DoD) shipments .

 

Consequences for Non-Compliance:

All costs associated with an agent's failure to adhere to this crating policy will be charged 100% against the responsible agent.

 

 

 

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