USTRANSCOM Conditions Based Movement Call (21 June)
A couple items of note:
- Slide #3 gives an update to various requests for information (RFIs) from industry representatives to the DP3 Executive Working Group (EWG). RFI #6 is a call to create a working group with industry to see if filed rates for the non-peak season are competitive with non-DoD markets such as COD and National Account. TRANSCOM is asking for 3 industry POCs who are willing to participate and provide input on their company’s COD and National Account rates within the working group. Disregard the date for POCs to volunteer that is on the slide. TRANSCOM has said it will give industry until 15 JULY to respond if you want to be a volunteer. Obviously, they’ll need volunteers who work DoD, COD and national account markets.
- Questions were raised on the latest advisory concerning putting SIT agents in non-use and not allowing them to do other origin or destination work. TRANSCOM says they will respond to industry questions on that topic as soon as they put the answers together.
For your information, IAM, working with representatives from our Executive Committee, put together a number of concerns we have with the latest TRANSCOM lithium battery advisory and sent it to BG Safranek. He has acknowledged receipt and said he would look into it and get back to us. We’ll keep you informed as we hear anything.
And finally, starting in July, there will be no more Tuesday calls…only Thursday calls. Thursday calls will include the weekly peak season call as per usual. And then every other Thursday will also include a version of this industry call.