2-5. Selecting the Mode of Transportation
The selection of a transportation mode is dependent upon the transportation
priority, RDD, cargo specifics, and the cost of transportation.
Selecting the mode of transportation for a specific supply shipment to a consignee
is governed by the --
Weight and size of the materiel.
Cost of transportation.
Available modes of transportation between the consignor and the consignee.
The following table provides the preferred mode of transportation for each
Although the above table indicates the preferred mode of transportation for each
priority, there are times when other modes must be used.
TP 1 and 2 shipments travel by surface when--
The shipping items are too heavy or large for aircraft transport.
It is the only available mode of transportation between the consignor and
It is more advantageous or more expeditious due to the short distance.
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