essential to national defense, use transportation on public highways
only if it is the most cost-effective mode.
The carrier can then
secure the necessary permits and clearances without MTMC assistance.
Unless both of these conditions are satisfied, transport such
shipments by another mode of transportation.
When the cargo is not essential to national defense, furnish the MTMC
area commander with the following information at least 15 days in
advance of the movement:
Origin, destination, and proposed date and time of movement.
Additional information on origin and/or destination
useful for MTMC evaluation of the movement.
Type of cargo (within security
commodity, and manufacturer's name.
Width and height of loaded and unloaded vehicles.
Width at base and
Overall length of loaded and unloaded vehicles.
Weight of each oversized/overweight item to be shipped.
Rearrangements of loads (for example, can load be tilted to
reduce clearance requirements?).
Issue priority designator if requested due date is not met.
Reasons why DOD requirements cannot be met by another mode of
Cost if transporting cargo in sections is a possibility.
Reasons why the cargo size or weight cannot be reduced or why
other problem characteristics cannot be altered.
Do not release the shipment to the designated carrier until you have
received written notice that all necessary state, local, or