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Tracing through MILSTAMP allows the use of modified supply system shipment
status data to locate a shipment unit in the DTS.
The tracing activity or unit is responsible for submitting a request for a tracer
action. If a highway or ocean shipment is being requested because the RDD has
passed and the flight or voyage number is available, the request is submitted to
the POD clearance authority. If the flight/voyage information is not available, the
request is submitted to the POE clearance authority.
A tracer action should be initiated only after a determination has been made that
normal transit time has elapsed and undue delay has occurred. This determination
can be made by ensuring certain prerequisites have been met.
These are the prerequisites that must be met before a tracer action is initiated:
The normal transit time or specified required delivery date (RDD) has elapsed.
The destination carrier has not offered the shipment for delivery.
The normal delivery time has expired and undue delay has occurred.
The shipment was not forwarded from CONUS more than 90 days prior to
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