2-2. Receiving Requests for Transportation
At origin, authorized consignors request transportation and submit materiel
movement requirements to a movement manager within an MCT. This request
enables the movement manager to determine the most efficient means of
transport. The transportation request (TR) contains the following information:
Required delivery date.
Cargo description including number of pieces, weight, and cube
Special cargo precautions or requirements for special handling.
These are the requirements a consignor must adhere to when submitting a TR.
The consignor must--
Submit the TR in as far advance of the shipping date as possible to enable
planners adequate opportunity to coordinate the shipment.
Submit the TR in the approved TR format.
Submit materiel movement requirements as class of supply or item and
provide the estimated weight in either pounds, short tons (STONs), or
Identify special handling requirements for cargo, such as hazardous or
Provide origin and destination information including the locations and map
NOTE: If the TR is submitted for personnel, it must be documented by category
(such as troops, refugees, patients, or prisoners of war).
These are the four types of movement requests:
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