Original Date: 06/23/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Truck Inspection/Demurrage Tracking
Letterkenny Army Depot’s (LEAD’s) truck inspection site is used to inspect commercial and government vehicles for safety/security compliance (DD Form 626) before carrying ammunition items, and also acts as a control for door seals, government bills of lading, and local truck control document Form 3717. Demurrage tracking depends on the above processes being completed accurately, and using Form 3717 for carrier and time identification.
Vehicles arriving to haul ammunition or vehicles with explosives for drop off must undergo a complete review. At a minimum, the driver must have a commercial driver’s license, and his vehicle must pass the cited 626 inspection which includes physical checks of the lights, tires, engine, trailer, tarpaulins, straps, fire extinguisher, steering tightness, and hydraulic connections between the tractor and trailer. Additional requirements must be met depending on material sensitivity and hazard classification.
In the last two years, detention tracking shows that significant savings have been realized (Figure 3-2) through the use of the local Form 3717. This form tracks commercial driver down time on the installation and avoids frivolous claims of detention charges (nearly $100 per hour) against the Depot. Forcing drivers to schedule their pickups and deliveries has significantly aided LEAD by controlling the commercial carriers. The Depot has managed the programs effectively and is now realizing consistent results. Commercial carriers and the Depot workforce have jointly benefitted from increased safety and productivity.
Figure 3-2. Detention Charges
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