3-2. Procedures for Determining Consignee Reception Capabilities, Continued
Remarks, any information concerning the capabilities or limitation influencing
the receipt of a shipment.
Enclosures such as installation maps and vicinity showing roadnets, rail lines,
sidings, piers, docks, loading platforms, warehouses, and air terminal
When determining the reception capabilities of an installation you must consider
its weakest link in the cargo-handling operation. Examine these aspects of an
installation to determine is reception capability weaknesses:
Rail location and capacity.
Location of railhead and distance to installation.
Railcar capacity of team tracks, warehouse tracks, and railcar capacity.
Railcar storage tracks.
Total railcar capacity.
Terminal track capacity.
Railcar capacity, freight house tracks.
Railcar capacity, classification tracks.
Railcar capacity, storage trans.
Total track capacity.
Highway location and facilities.
Location of truck head.
Installation road conditions.
Types of roads installation.
Loading and unloading platforms-- how many, construction, condition,
height, and truck or trailer capacity.
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