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Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) Freight Traffic Rules Publication (MFTRP) No. 1A and MTMC Guaranteed Traffic Rules Publication No. 50 (MGTRP No. 50): Proposed Changes

Gregory D. Showalter
March 18, 1998

[Federal Register: March 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 52)]
[Notices]               
[Page 13235-13237]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr18mr98-56]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army

 
Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) Freight Traffic Rules 
Publication (MFTRP) No. 1A and MTMC Guaranteed Traffic Rules 
Publication No. 50 (MGTRP No. 50): Proposed Changes

AGENCY: Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC), DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: MTMC proposes to change the procedures used to reimburse 
commercial motor carriers for the cost of overdimensional and 
overweight permits. MTMC is making the changes to support an Office of 
the Secretary of Defense initiative to automate the DoD Government bill 
of lading (GBL) costing and payment process.

DATES: Comments on the proposed changes must be received not later than 
May 18, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Headquarters, Military Traffic 
Management Command, ATTN: MTTM-O, (Mr. John Alexander) 5611 Columbia 
Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-5050.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Alexander, (703) 681-6870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, motor carriers seek reimbursement 
for permit costs after a movement is completed. This method is not 
consistent with DoD's goal of automated costing and payment. In the 
proposed changes, carriers must seek reimbursement for permit costs in 
their charges for transporting overdimensional and/or overweight 
shipments. To implement the new procedures, appropriate changes must be 
made in two MTMC rules publications, MFTRP No. 1A and MGTRP No. 50.
    In MFTRP No. 1A, two rules items will be revised and one item will 
be cancelled. Item 415, Overdimensional Freight Service (OD), and Item 
416, Overweight Permit Shipments will be revised, and Item 417, 
Overdimensional Permit Charges, will be cancelled. The items will read 
as follows:

Item 415  Overdimensional Freight Service (OD)

    1. Carriers shall provide overdimensional freight service for DoD 
shipments, subject to the following:
    a. Definition. A shipment will be considered to be overdimensional 
when it contains one or more non-divisible articles which measure in 
excess of 576 inches (48 feet) in length, 102 inches (8 feet 6 inches) 
in width, or 162 inches (13 feet 6 inches) in height from the ground to 
the top of the article after loading. Although paragraph 2 of this item 
provides coverage for overlength charges, overlength dimensional 
charges will not be assessed, for interstate or intrastate movements, 
when the gross length dimensions of the tractor and loaded semi-trailer 
combination are within the maximum gross length for such equipment 
combination on interstate and federally designated highways or other 
state highways and supplemental routes.
    b. Line-haul charges. Line-haul transportation charges will be 
based on the applicable truckload charge (Rate Qualifiers PL and PM), 
or highest published truckload minimum weight applicable to the 
equipment loaded by the shipper, or actual weight if in excess of the 
minimum weight, and accompanying truckload rate. When distance rates 
are applicable, the determination of mileage will be subject to the 
practical route mileage determined by use of the governing mileage 
guide.
    c. Advancing Charges. The charge for advancing monies, as outlined 
in Item 55, is not applicable to this item.
    2. Overdimensional charges. When a shipment is overdimensional in 
more than one dimension (i.e. width, length, or height) the 
overdimensional mileage charge producing the greatest total charges 
will apply. In no case will overdimensional mileage charges be assessed 
on more than one dimension.
    a. Overwidth Charges. Minimum Charge: OD(1) $____ Article Width (in 
inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
102..........................       108  OD(2)$____                     
108..........................       120  OD(3)$____                     
120..........................       132  OD(4)$____                     
132..........................       144  OD(5)$____                     
144..........................       156  OD(6)$____                     
156..........................       168  OD(7)$____                     
168..........................       180  OD(8)$____                     
180..........................       204  OD(9)$____                     
204..........................  ........  OD(10)$____ per foot or        
                                          fraction thereof on that      
                                          portion over 17 feet wide,    
                                          plus the charge per mile in   
                                          OD(9).                        
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. Overlength Charges. Minimum Charge: OD(11)$____ Article length 
(in inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
576..........................       600  OD(12)$____                    
600..........................       660  OD(13)$____                    
660..........................       720  OD(14)$____                    
720..........................       780  OD(15)$____                    
780..........................  ........  OD(16)$____ plus OD(17)$____   
                                          per foot or fraction thereof  
                                          for that portion over 65 feet 
                                          long.                         
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    c. Overheight Charges. Minimum Charge: OD(18)$____ Article height 
(in inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
162..........................       168  OD(19)$____                    
168..........................       174  OD(20)$____                    
174..........................       180  OD(21)$____                    
180..........................       192  OD(22)$____                    
192..........................       204  OD(23)$____                    

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204..........................  ........  OD(24)$____                    
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    d. Article height is measured from the ground to the top of the 
article after loading.
    e. These charges are to reimburse the carrier for the costs of 
overdimensional permits, bonds, tolls, fees and for any administrative 
cost incurred in obtaining such services and will be in addition to 
line-haul transportation costs.

Item 416  Overweight Permit Shipments (OW)

    1. Carriers shall provide the transportation of overweight 
shipments, subject to the following:
    a. Line-haul Charges. Line-haul transportation charges for non-
divisible articles exceeding 48,000 pounds will be determined from 
rates contained in the carrier's individual tender. When distance rates 
and/or permit mileage is involved, charges shall be based on the 
practical route mileage determined by use of the governing mileage 
guide.
    b. Advancing Charges. The charge for advancing monies, as outlined 
in Item 55, is not applicable to this item.
    2. Overweight Charges.
    a. When a vehicle is loaded with a shipment weighing in excess of 
48,000 pounds and a carrier is required to obtain a permit(s) and 
associated services from any city, county, state or municipal agency in 
order to transport the shipment, the following charges will be assessed 
for that weight in excess of 48,000 pounds:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Weight in excess of:  (in pounds)             Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
48,000 but less than 68,000............  OW(1)____                      
68,000 but less than 88,000............  OW(2)____                      
88,000 but less than 108,000...........  OW(3)____                      
108,000 and over.......................  OW(4)____                      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. These charges are to reimburse the carrier for costs of permits, 
bonds, tolls, fees, and for any administrative cost spent in obtaining 
such services and will be in addition to line-haul transportation 
costs.

Item 417  Overdimensional Permit Charges

    This item is cancelled. All overdimensional charges to include 
permits, bonds, tolls, fees, and any other administrative costs spent 
in obtaining such services will be included in Item 415, 
Overdimensional Freight Service (OD).
    In MGTRP No. 50, two items will be revised and one item will be 
cancelled. Item 385, Overdimensional Freight Service (520), and Item 
390, Overweight Shipment (PER), will be revised, and Item 400, Permits 
and Special Tolls, will be cancelled. The items will read as follows:

Item 385  Overdimensional Freight Service (520)

    1. Carriers shall provide overdimensional freight service for DoD 
shipments, subject to the following:
    a. Definition. A shipment will be considered to be overdimensional 
when it contains one or more non-divisible articles which measure in 
excess of 576 inches (48 feet) in length, 102 inches (8 feet 6 inches) 
in width, or 162 inches (13 feet and 6 inches) in height from the 
ground to the top of the article after loading. Although paragraph 2 of 
this item provides coverage for overlength charges, overlength 
dimensional charges will not be assessed, for interstate or intrastate 
movements, when the gross length dimensions of the tractor and loaded 
semi-trailer combination are within the maximum gross length for such 
equipment combination on interstate and federally designated highways 
or other state highways and supplemental routes.
    b. Line-haul charges. Line-haul transportation charges will be 
based on the applicable truckload charge (Rate Qualifiers VH and VU), 
or highest published truckload minimum weight applicable to the 
equipment loaded by the shipper, or actual weight if in excess of the 
minimum weight, and accompanying truckload rate. When distance rates 
are applicable, the determination of mileage will be subject to the 
practical route mileage determined by use of the governing mileage 
guide.
    c. Advancing Charges. The charge for advancing monies, as outlined 
in Item 205, is not applicable to this item.
    2. Overdimensional charges. When a shipment is overdimensional in 
more than one dimension (i.e. width, length, or height) the 
overdimensional mileage charge producing the greatest total charges 
will apply. In no case will overdimensional mileage charges be assessed 
on more than one dimension.
    a. Overwidth Charges. Minimum Charge: 520(1) $____ Article Width 
(in inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
102..........................       108  520(2) $____                   
108..........................       120  520(3) $____                   
120..........................       132  520(4) $____                   
132..........................       144  520(5) $____                   
144..........................       156  520(6) $____                   
156..........................       168  520(7) $____                   
168..........................       180  520(8) $____                   
180..........................       204  520(9) $____                   
204..........................            520(10) $____ per foot or      
                                          fraction thereof on that      
                                          portion over 17 feet wide,    
                                          plus the charge per mile in   
                                          520(9).                       
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. Overlength Charges. Minimum Charge: 520(11) $____. 4Article 
length (in inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
576..........................       600  520(12) $____                  
600..........................       660  520(13) $____                  
660..........................       720  520(14) $____                  
720..........................       780  520(15) $____                  
780..........................            520(16) $____ plus 520(17)     
                                          $____per foot or fraction     
                                          thereof for that portion over 
                                          65 feet long.                 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     c. Overheight Charges. Minimum Charge: 520(18) $____ Article 
height (in inches)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Over              Not over          Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
162..........................       168  520(19) $____                  
168..........................       174  520(20) $____                  
174..........................       180  520(21) $____                  
180..........................       192  520(22) $____                  
192..........................       204  520(23) $____                  
204..........................            520(24) $____                  
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    d. Article height is measured from the ground to the top of the 
article after loading.
    e. These charges are to reimburse the carrier for the costs of 
overdimensional permits, bonds, tolls, fees and for any administrative 
cost incurred in obtaining such services and will be in addition to 
line-haul transportation costs.

Item 390  Overweight Shipment (Per)

    1. Carriers shall provide the transportation of overweight 
shipments, subject to the following:
    a. Line-haul Charges. Line-haul transportation charges for non-
divisible articles exceeding 48,000 pounds will be determined from 
rates contained in the carrier's individual tender. When distance rates 
and/or permit mileage is involved, charges shall be based on the 
practical route mileage determined by use of the governing mileage 
guide.
    b. Advancing Charges. The charge for advancing monies, as outlined 
in Item 205, is not applicable to this item.
    2. Overweight Charges.

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    a. When a vehicle is loaded with a shipment weighing in excess of 
48,000 pounds and a carrier is required to obtain a permit(s) and 
associated services from any city, county, state or municipal agency in 
order to transport the shipment, the following charges will be assessed 
for that weight in excess of 48,000 pounds:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Weight in excess of:  (in pounds)             Charges per mile       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
48,000 but less than 68,000............  PER(1) ____                    
68,000 but less than 88,000............  PER(2) ____                    
88,000 but less than 108,000...........  PER(3) ____                    
108,000 and over.......................  PER(4) ____                    
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. These charges are to reimburse the carrier for costs of permits, 
bonds, tolls, fees, and for any administrative cost spent in obtaining 
such services and will be in addition to line-haul transportation 
costs.

Item 400  Permits and Special Tolls

    This item is cancelled. All overdimensional charges to include 
permits, bonds, tolls, fees, and any other administrative costs spent 
in obtaining such services will be included in Item 385, 
Overdimensional Freight Service (520).
    Finally, the following definition will be added to Item 1001 of 
MFTRP No. 1A and to Item 1005 of MGTRP No. 50:
    Practical Route Mileage--Mileage calculated over the most efficient 
route, primarily including National Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, 
and Primary State Highways.
Gregory D. Showalter,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-7048 Filed 3-17-98; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3710-08-P



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