2-9. Challenging 999 Shipment Requests
In addition to the factors affecting the mode of transportation selection process,
the movement manager must also be familiar with the procedures for challenging
999 shipment requests.
The movement manager must challenge and positively inbound clear all TP 1
commitment requests with an RDD of 999. The origin or destination MCT must
contact the consignee. If the origin MCT contacts the consignee directly, then the
origin MCT must provide positive inbound clearance to the destination MCT.
The movement manager must coordinate any changes in pull or delivery times
with the MCT, mode operators, and shipper/consignor. Program delivery of valid
999 commitments is during or after normal duty hours, to include weekends and
holidays. The movement manager must ensure that 999 commitments are closed
out with a positive delivery confirmation.
Upon the downgrade of a 999 shipment, the movement manager must record
these items in the commitment's remarks section --
This statement, "This is a downgraded 999 commitment."
Reference the names of the individuals downgrading the 999 delivery.
Contact the consignee for 999 shipments and obtain a positive inbound clearance.
If the MCT cannot establish consignee contact, then the commitment will not be
honored. Good traffic management dictates that the MCT contact the consignee's
parent organization/MACOM to coordinate delivery if the consignee cannot be
For action, positive inbound clearances bypass the
ITO/transportation officer (TO)/BMCT/AFTMO; however, inform these agencies
of the action to help them develop accurate status reporting and to assist them in
maintaining traffic visibility in their area.
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