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GAO evaluated the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) actions in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the routing of small shipments of hazardous or sensitive cargo.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Military Traffic Management Command||1. The Commander, MTMC, should revise and expand MTMC instructions to shippers for submitting requests for routing advice.|
|Military Traffic Management Command||2. The Commander, MTMC, should make sure MTMC guidelines call for certain challenge criteria on shippers' requirements.|
|Military Traffic Management Command||3. The Commander, MTMC, should verify routinely that MTMC guidelines are followed. These instructions and guidelines should specifically: (1) require shippers to certify the necessity for palletization when it is used on small shipments; (2) provide for a requirement that information on air taxi landing fields be continuously updated and any discrepancies between the shippers' information and MTMC information be resolved quickly; (3) require development and use of a MTMC-approved methodology for computing air taxi pickup and delivery costs, which would result in a greater degree of consistency in the costs among installations, and which would be available to the air taxi industry; and (4) define the required delivery date as it is to be used in requesting routing advice and how it, along with the transportation priority, will be used in making the mode and carrier choice.|