Item 1: The "Doc ID," or Document Identifier block (block numbers 1
The Document Identifier code is a three-position
alphanumeric field in which the first position is always "T." The
letter "E" in the second position indicates a shipment of ammunition
and explosives; the letter "J" in the second position indicates a
For example, if the Document Identifier shows "TJ," the shipment
consists of hazardous material other than ammunition and explosives.
The "Commodity Spec Hdlg," or Commodity/Special Handling
block (block number 35).
The Commodity/Special Handling Code is a
five-position alphanumeric field that identifies a particular cargo
and provides special information pertaining to a particular shipment.
The format of this alphanumeric field is explained in Paragraph 12 of
corresponding to the commodities shipped through the military
Commodity/Special Handling Code indicate the general type of
commodity being shipped and are shown at Figure 1-2.
position of the code indicates the type of cargo and also shows if
the commodity is a hazardous material.
Nearly all classes of hazardous material
fall within certain ranges on the first three positions of the
code. Ammunition, explosives, most oxidizers, most acids, and
radioactive substances have codes ranging from 400 to 499.
Petroleum products, other than bulk, have codes ranging from
from 630 to 639. These ranges of codes include most types of
hazardous material your unit is likely to transport.
commodity code categories are summarized in alphabetical order
with a cross reference to specific commodity codes listed in