eGov/Mil Newsletter: Nov. 3, 2017

November 03, 2017

In this Issue:

  • Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) Review
  • Unified Carrier Registration Process Delayed
  • PowerPoint Presentations from the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting Now Available
  • Tentative 2018 DP3 Rate Filing Schedule Released
  • Trump announces the Pentagon’s top Asia, technology nominees
  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Command’s trailblazing transition to cloud computing enhances its cyber processes and protection
  • DOD & Government Personal Property News & Notes
  • Look for the RPP Logo on IAM's Mobility Exchange
  • Mattis, allies eye faster military movement across Europe
  • Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues
  • Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post

Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) Review

U.S. Transportation Command (USTC) issued the following communication to all Transportation Service Providers (TSP) on November 1, 2017. It is imperative that all TSPs heed this message and ensure they have updated their Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) before the December 28, 2017 cutoff. TSPs will not be able to participate in the 2018 rate filing process if they have not updated their CIP and COR by the cutoff date.

SDDC-PP Advisory # 18-0011
Date: 01November 2017
From: USTRANSCOM 
TO: DOD-Approved Personal Property Transportation Service Providers (TSP)
SUBJ:  Annual Qualifications:  Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) Review
 
1. It is mandatory that all TSPs update CIP and COR information in the defense Personal Property System (DPS) before the 2019 annual rate cycle.  Updates can be made starting 01 November 2017 and MUST be completed by 28 December 2017.
2. Request all TSPs go into the DPS to review, update and submit CIP/COR documents for approval.  Once completed, TSPs must ensure the documents are in an "UNDER REVIEW" status and not showing an "IN PROGRESS" or "SUBMITTED" status. Only the President or Chief Executive Officer can certify and submit CIP and COR documents.
3. Failure to update your qualification documents will preclude you from filing rates. Questions may be sent to army.sddc.safb.ppqual@mail.mil.
4. Reminder: please note SDDC will no longer be providing telephonic reminders for the CIP, COR, and other qualification documents.
5. This message is approved for release by Lead, Personal Property Operational Support and Quality Team, USTRANSCOM.

Sources: USTC J4-H & IAM

Unified Carrier Registration Process Delayed

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) is a requirement for participation on the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3). Each year U.S. Transportation Command (USTC) reviews the UCR to ensure that TSPs are in compliance with the requirement. TSPs can face significant punitive action if their registration lapses.

Recently the UCR Board of Directors issued a delay in the registration period for 2018. The following message from the UCR Board of Directors is now posted to the Unified Carrier Registration System website:

October 27, 2017

TO: All Carriers Subject to Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Act

FR: UCR Board of Directors

RE: UCR 2018 Registration Delayed Until Further Notice; Fees Likely to Drop

While we believe a new rule setting final fees is imminent, the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying until further notice the start of the 2018 registration period while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for 2018 fees.

Due to this unanticipated further delay, UCR is recommending to all states that the enforcement period for 2018 compliance not begin until 90 days after the final rulemaking is published.

The fee levels being proposed are based on a recommendation submitted by UCR to the FMCSA in March 2017 to reduce fees for carriers at all levels by 9% in 2018.

Until further notice, please do not submit any carrier fees or forms for the 2018 registration year (online or paper forms). If received prior to the final rulemaking, your fees and forms will be returned.

Carriers should expect a further notice soon. We will continue to keep you updated as we become aware of relevant fee and registration information.

TSPs involved in DP3 should continue to vigorously monitor the UCR website to ensure that they immediately become compliant once the delay has been lifted. IAM will also closely monitor the situation and alert the membership as new information becomes available.

Sources: UCR & IAM

PowerPoint Presentations from the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting Now Available

All of the PowerPoint briefing slides from the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting are now available on the IAM website.

2017 Annual Meeting Presentations Page

Source: IAM

Tentative 2018 DP3 Rate Filing Schedule Released

U.S. Transportation Command J4-H, the newly consolidated office for personal property, has released the TENTATIVE schedule for the 2018 DP3 rate filing:

Tentative Timeline of 2018

a. Round 1: 15 22 January

b. Round 2: 11 18 February

c. Threeweek break between rounds is standard processing time, which includes the Martin Luther King Day holiday

IAM will continue to monitor the schedule and update the membership should any changes be made.

Source: USTC J4-H & IAM

Trump announces the Pentagon’s top Asia, technology nominees

Michael Griffin, a Bush-era NASA administrator, will be the nominee for deputy undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics (AT&L). That job lines Griffin up to becomes the first ever undersecretary of defense for research and technology, or USDR&E, come Feb. 1 when AT&L is split into two new organizations.

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Press Release: U.S. Transportation Command’s trailblazing transition to cloud computing enhances its cyber processes and protection

U.S. Transportation Command is the first Department of Defense organization to initiate migration of its cyber domain to a commercial cloud provider to improve mission assurance, while strengthening information technology efficiency and effectiveness. Last month, the first wave of five USTRANSCOM IT systems transitioned to a commercial cloud-based solution.

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DOD & Government Personal Property News & Notes

SDDC/USTC “What’s New”

USTC has posted historical shipment data for the 2nd and 3rd Performance Periods of 2017 for all three DP3 Markets. This information will be temporarily housed in the “What’s New” section of the SDDC Personal Property website. However, once moved the data will be housed in a new area of the site and may be difficult to find. The following is a guide for locating this new area on the SDDC website which will house the historical shipment data:

The following screenshots show where the files have been moved to.

At the SDDC homepage you need to hover over the Personal Property link, the picture below shows the dropdown box that appears when you hover over the link.  From the dropdown box you will need to click on Household Goods.

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After clicking on the Household Goods link the page below will appear.  To get to the shipment data files you will need to click on the DPS Public Files located in the Special Requirements and Rates Team section.

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After clicking on the DPS Public File, the information below will appear.  Currently this folder contains all shipment data from 2015, 2016 and the first 3 quarters of 2017.  There is one file missing; 2017 iUB 3rd PP, this has been brought to USTC’s attention for correction.  When attempting to download these files from the website you will need to do a right click and save target as function.  If you just click on the filename you will get an error message and that file cannot be opened.

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JPPSO-NE Announces 2018 TSP/Agent Meeting

Mark your calendars!!!!

The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office in Massachusetts (JPPSO-NE) has announced tentative plans to hold a TSP/Industry Meeting at the South Bridge Conference Center in Southbridge, MA on March 19, 2018.

The final agenda and specific details are still in works but pencil in the date on you calendars.

USTC Personal Property Updates

Receive SDDC Personal Property Updates by email

IAM has offered industry news updates by email for about three years. Now you can receive personal property updates from the U.S. Army's Surface Deployment and Distribution Command in your email. Sign up at IAM's website now. Alternately, if you just want the regular RSS feed, you can have that as well. Contact Carl Weaver.

IAM Military News and Resources Page

The IAM Military News and Resources page provides military-based information in an easy-to-navigate tabbed format. In addition, IAM is linking to SDDC Personal Property updates and categorizing them by topic. Currently, on the SDDC website, these updates are hard to find and are organized chronologically – not a very user-friendly way to display information. This new system on the IAM site should make it easy for IAM members to easily find the important information they need. Contact Carl Weaver with questions.

Sources:  IAM & SDDC

Look for the RPP Logo on IAM's Mobility Exchange

By now, we hope you have had a chance to take a look at our new dynamic digital directory, the IAM Mobility Exchange. If you have not, claim and edit (if necessary) your company's listing today (there is no charge to claim your listing). Also, make sure your staff is aware of how they can use this great new tool to find the right service provider, supplier, partner, etc. for your company.

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Mattis, allies eye faster military movement across Europe

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and military leaders from across NATO will consider command structure reforms to enable the more rapid deployment of forces in Europe when allies meet in Brussels next month. Measures under review include establishing two new headquarters — one focused on securing transit routes by sea and another to deal with guarding supply lines across land in Europe, according to an internal NATO report obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

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Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported. While the shortage of qualified drivers has been a persistent challenge for many years, expectations for higher freight demand have raised concerns that the labor gap will widen further, ATRI said.

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Ray Martinez Receives Key Senate Backing for Top FMCSA Post 

The Trump administration’s pick for the top post at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration received a strong endorsement from a key policymaker on Capitol Hill. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee and a senior GOP leader, expressed confidence that, if confirmed, nominee Ray Martinez would promote safety across the commercial transportation sector and tackle myriad concerns confronting the industry.

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