Military traffic management: Freight Traffic Rules Publication No. 1A reissued as Publication No. 1B,


[Federal Register: December 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 245)]


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Department of the Army

Reissuance of MTMC Freight Traffic Rules Publication (MFTRP) No. 1A as MFTRP No. 1B

AGENCY: Military Traffic Management Command, DOD.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC), as the Department of Defense (DOD) Traffic Manager for surface and surface intermodal traffic management services, proposes canceling MFTRP No. 1A in its entirety and reissuing it as MFTRP No. 1B.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 22, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent as follows: by fax: 703-681-9871 attn: Jerome Colton; by e-mail:; by mail or courier to: Headquarters, Military Traffic Management Command, ATTN: MTOP-JF (Jerome Colton), Room 606, 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041- 5050.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact Mr. Jerome Colton at 703-681-1417.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed effective date for the change would be April 1, 2000.

The proposed text of MFTRP No. 1B is available on the MTMC web site at by clicking in succession on: (1) Transportation Services, (2) Freight Logistics, (3) Freight Traffic Rules Publications and then clicking on the appropriate button indicating the 1B. Individuals without access to the Internet may obtain a copy of the proposed text by sending a request (and including their full postal mailing address) to either the fax number or the e-mail or U.S. mailing addresses indicated earlier in this announcement under ADDRESSES. Requests for the proposed text will not be received telephonically.

Significant changes prompting the reissuance of the publication include but are not limited to:

  1. Changes to Descriptors (e.g., use of 3-character ANSI accessorial codes vice 2-character DOD codes).

  2. Substantive changes to some high-profile rules (e.g. Exclusive Use, Alteration).

  3. Harmonization of some rules with MTMC Guaranteed Traffic Rules Publication (MGTRP No. 50) as a first step to merging all rules publications.

  4. Standardizing inconsistencies in style, wording, and format as a result of piecemeal changes over the years, and extensive use of tables to display information vice older formats using tabs.

  5. Deletion of items duplicated in other source documents, such as the Tender Instructions (MT Form 364), & Carrier Qualifications in 32 CFR.

  6. Inclusion of new items (e.g. Electronic Commerce, PowerTrack).

Informal feedback has been sought from industry on numerous occasions; meetings were held with various motor carrier groups (e.g. NDTA, ATA, MCC, NMFTA) early in the reissuance process (August 1998) and more recently (June, July, & October 1999). Some of this informal feedback has been incorporated into the proposed text. Formal comments from the public are now invited.

Regulatory Flexibility Act: This change is not considered rule making within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612.

Paperwork Reduction Act: The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3051 et seq., does not apply because no information collection requirement or recordskeeping responsibilities are imposed on offerors, contractors, or members of the public. Walter Scullion, Chief, Freight Services Division (Acting), Joint Traffic Management Office.

[FR Doc. 99-33136Filed12-21-99; 8:45 am]