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TRANSPORTATION

PART A: GENERAL

53000 SCOPE

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53002 SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLICATI

1. The provisions of this chapter relate to the movements of Marine Corps property, household goods and personal effects via commercial carriers. Instructions concerning passenger transportation are prescribed in Joint Travel Regulations, U. S. Navy Travel Instructions and other instructions promulgated by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

2. The Supply Department is charged with furnishing the means of transportation required in the travel of Marine Corps personnel and their dependents and the movement of all supplies of the Marine Corps, including the authorized allowance of household and personal effects of officers and enlisted personnel, authorized amounts of officers, public funds and such other articles or supplies as may be required to be transported at Government expense. The Supply Department is also charged with the settlement of accounts for such services. Settlement for services procured on transportation requests, meal tickets, and bills of lading chargeable to Marine Corps appropriations will be effected by the office of the Quartermaster General of the Marine Corps. Settlement of travel claims of personnel and their dependents will be effected by disbursing officers carrying the pay accounts of the personnel concerned, as provided in Part D, Chapter 87.

1. In addition to the publications pres in Chapter 22, the following supplement lications necessary for the administra activities dispatching passengers or movements are furnished on reques mitted to the Commandant of the 1 Corps (Code CSJ): Consolidated Freight Classification. Bullingers Postal and Shippers Guide Lelands Open and Prepay Station A, A. R. Regulations for Loading, B

and Blocking Freight Shipments. U, S. Navy Shipping Guide. Navy Freight Classification Guide and Docks Section) NAV SandA P tion Number 111. Navy Freight Classification Guide (G Stores Section) NAV SandA Publicat:

Number 40. Interstate Commerce Commission R tions for Safe Transportation of sives via (1) Rail Carriers; (2) Carriers; (3) Water Carriers. The Official Guide of the Railways and

Navigation Lines of the United Russells Official National Motor

Guide. Joint Military Passenger Agreement Joint Bus Military Agreement. Marine Corps Passenger Traffic and I

Routing Guide. Joint Ocean Shipping Procedures title: JOS PRO), TOPNAV Insti 4600.2)

53001 RESPONSIBILITY OF PERSONNEL

ISSUING TRANSPORTATION

53003 DEFINITIONS

1. All personnel charged with furnishing transportation shall familiarize themselves with applicable rules, regulations, allowances, and policies providing for the transportation of freight and personnel. Transportation officers of Marine Corps activities shall also familiarize themselves with local traffic conditions at their respective posts and stations in order that passengers and freight may be dispatched expeditiously and by the most economical routes. Information should be available covering special rates, routes

sleeping car lines which may permanently or temporarily affect the post or station. This information generally can be obtained from local agents of the rail, water, air or bus lines. Additional information relative to the application of fares, rates, classifications or other details in connection with transportation, should be requested from the

1. The following definitions are abb tions, short titles and expressions throughout these regulations and all cations relating to rail traffic in the nental United States. ABSORPTION. The assumption by

carrier of switching or other charges of another generally with

creasing the rate of the shipper. ACCEPTANCE. Receipt by the con

of a shipment thus terminating the cc ACCESSORIAL SERVICE. A service dered by a carrier in addition to a portation service, such as assorting ing, precooling, heating, storage, s tution of tonnage, etc.

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ADVANCE NOTICE. A notification of an

approaching event intended action. AGENCY TARIFF. A tariff issued by a publishing agent for one or more trans

portation lines. ALL RAIL. Entirely by rail transportation. ALL WATER. Entirely by water transpor

BOX CAR, A closed car used for hauling

freight. BRIDGE TOLL, A charge made for trans

porting traffic over a bridge. CABOOSE. A car attached to the end of a freight train for the use of the train's

crew,

CAPACITY. The available space for freight. CARGO TONNAGE (WEIGHT OR MEAS

UREMENT). The weight ton in the United States is 2,000 or 2,240 pounds, and in British countries it is the English long or gross ton of 2,240 pounds. In France and other countries having the metric system the weight ton is 2,204.62 pounds. The measurement ton is usually 40 cubic feet, but in some instances a larger number of cubic feet is taken as a weight ton. Most ocean freight is taken at a weight or meassurement (W/M), ship's option.

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tation. ANY - QUANTITY RATE. A rate applicable

to an article in any quantity. ARRIVAL NOTICE. A notice furnished to

consignee of the arrival of freight. ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. An organization of railroads serving the United States, Canada and Mexico for the purpose of improving transportation services. AVERAGE DEMURRAGE AGREEMENT. An agreement made between a shipper and a transportation line whereby the shipper is debited for the time cars are held for loading or unloading beyond a certain period and credited for the time cars are released by him within a certain period, demurrage charges being assessed by the transportation line, usually at the end of

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the month, for any outstanding debis BILLED WEIGHT. The weight shown ir i

waybill and freight bill. BLOCKING OR BRAC ING. Wood or meta supports to keep shipments in place in a

PART B: POLICIES GOVERNING MOVEMENT OF MARINE CORPS PROPER

53010 GENERAL

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1. The policies governing movement of Marine Corps property shall be in accordance with the following:

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2. The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 of June 23, 1938, Ch. 601, sec. 2, 52 980; 49 U. S. C. 402) states that a other things, it is the policy of Con with respect to air transportation, to pro "xxx adequate, economical and efficient ice by air carriers at reasonable cha without unjust discriminations, undue erences or advantages, or unfair or des tive competitive practices xxx."

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a. The National Transportation Policy set forth in the Interstate Commerce Act as amended.

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BOX CAR. A closed car used for hauling

freight. BRIDGE TOLL, A charge made for tras:

porting traffic over a bridge. CABOOSE. A car attached to the end of i

freight train for the use of the train's

crew. CAPACITY. The available space for freigt CARGO TONNAGE (WEIGHT OR MEAS

UREMENT). The weight ton in the Unite: States is 2,000 or 2,240 pounds, and a British countries it is the English long e gross ton of 2,240 pounds. In France 2 other countries having the metric syster the weight ton is 2,204.62 pounds. Tv measurement ton is usually 40 cubic feet but in some instances a larger number at cubic feet is taken as a weight ton. Mor ocean freight is taken at a weight or meas. surement (W/M), ship's option.

b. Policies of the Department of Defense as set forth by the Military Traffic Service, Military Sea Transport Service, and Military Air Transport Service.

53012 MILITARY TRAFFIC SERVICE

POLICIES

c. Policies of the Navy Department as promulgated with the approval of the Secretary of the Navy.

1. A Military Traffic Service establish the Secretary of Defense provides, unde authority, for the efficient and econo traffic management for the movement the continental United States, of person things for all military departments.

d. Policies of the Marine Corps as promulgated by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

53011 NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION

POLICY

2. The policies of the Military T: Service as outlined in this Part shall g the action by Marine Corps transport officers with respect to: (1) negotatio commercial transportation of person: things; (2) routing; (3) equipment use (4) highway utilization.

53013 NEGOTIATION

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1. The national transportation policy, as enacted by Congress in the Transportation Act of 1940, effective September 18, 1940, is the preamble to the Interstate Commerce Act. It is quoted below for guidance in connection with any references thereto in the policies of the Military Traffic Service:

It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to promote safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, without unjust discrimination, undue preferences or advantages or unfair or destructive competitive practices; to cooperate with the several States and the duly authorized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions; all to the end of developing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other means, adequate to meet the needs of the commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense. All of the provisions of this Act shall be administered and enforced with a view to carrying out the above declaration of policy.

1. Each military department shall re of the military traffic service author proceed in all proposed rate negotia (tariffs, schedules, or section 22 a ments) effecting movements of 1000

more and shall report results of negotiations as authorized by MTS, fo view and decision as to publicity ou of the Department of The Defense. involving lesser movements maybe tiated without prior clearance but sha then reported as above. The Comma of the Marine Corps (Code CSJ) is Marine Corps office authorized to into negotiations referred to above a item (1), paragraph 53012-2. Marine shipping officers will not solicit rec rate quotations from carriers. This not preclude receiving voluntary quota which should in every instance be forwa to the Commandant of the Marine (Code CSJ).

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2. No promise of tonnage by any mil department may be made to carrier owners of commercial transportation e ment as an inducement to acquire addit equipment or new or additional operat authority.

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