Original Date: 09/15/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Less than TruckLoad Shipping
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) built a new Less than TruckLoad (LTL) building in 1985. This new building greatly increased efficiency in the process of its LTL shipments. Subsequent to 1985, many problems existed in the old building. The building had no Intrusion Detection (ID) System, a low Net Explosive Weight (NEW), unsatisfactory loading/unloading docks, no facilities for blocking and bracing loads, and no computer capabilities.
The new building has four ID bays and increased NEW capabilities. Docks are built onto the building giving the loading crew easy access to rail cars, vans, dromedaries, and milvans. One bay is dedicated as a woodshop where the crew can build boxes and crates. The new LTL building has on-line computer capability which provides valuable on-line information such as the Joint Hazard Classification System. Twelve temporary storage bays also exist in the building.
TEAD's LTL building has saved both money and time with less intra-depot movement of ammunition being required; commercial carriers have immediate service which eliminated demurrage charges; and boxes and crates can be manufactured on site.
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