and Labeling Low Volume Pallets
This CSR discusses the preparation
and labeling of low volume pallets.
Scanning pallet labels enables mailers
and the Postal Service to track mail when it is received at our processing facilities.
Sacked and trayed mail not presented on pallets may prove more difficult to track
because there is no pallet label to scan.
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) states that pallets may contain a minimum of 100 pounds
of nonletter-size mail or 12 linear feet of letter trays if it is a NDC or
ASF pallet entered at the destination NDC or ASF; an ADC pallet entered at the destination
ADC; an SCF pallet entered at the destination SCF; or the only pallet entered at
an individual destination NDC or ASF, ADC, or SCF facility.
When a mailer is transporting less
than 12 linear feet of trays or fewer than 100 pounds of sacks within a mailing
to a destination NDC/ASF, ADC, or SCF, the mailer may place this mail on a low volume
NDC/ASF, ADC, or SCF pallet respectively provided the mailer prints and attaches
an appropriate barcoded pallet label to each such pallet. This provision also applies
to the last Mixed NDC or Mixed ADC pallet within a mailing if it contains less than
the minimum required volume as long as all more finely presorted pallets have been
This variance from the minimum volumes
stated in the DMM will facilitate efficient tracking of the mail.
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436