unsatisfactory conditions are noted on DD Form 626 shall not be accepted for loading. Vehicles
will not be rejected, however, if deficiencies are corrected before loading. The distribution of the
completed DD Form 626 shall be as follows:
1. One copy will be kept by the installation performing the inspection (for commercial
vehicles only) with a copy of the appropriate GBL attached.
2. On truckload or LTL shipments, the original will be given to the driver at origin and will be
surrendered by the driver to the consignee.
3. When a commercial vehicle tendered for loading is rejected or the driver of the vehicle is
found to be unsatisfactory, a copy of the completed form will be sent to each of the following:
a. Nearest field office of the US DOT.
b. Home office of the carrier concerned.
c. MTMC, ATTN: MTOP-OS, 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-5050.
6.25 Loading Rules for Rail Carriers. Personnel engaged in or responsible for loading,
blocking, and bracing hazardous materials should have available and be familiar with the general
rules for proper loading and securing of shipments. By complying with the applicable rules,
procedures, and methods, the installation has accomplished the first step in assuring safe and
economical carloading. Installations should have the following publications available:
A. Mandatory Requirements. Rule 27 of the Uniform and Consolidated Freight Classifications
requires a shipper to observe carriers' rules regulating the safe loading of freight and the
protection of equipment. Mandatory rules are contained in the Association of American
Railroads (AAR) Circular No. 42-E, General Rules Concerning Loading of Carload Shipments of
Commodities in Closed Cars, and all AAR pamphlets covering the loading and securing of
shipments on open top cars.
B. Minimum Requirements. The various methods and specifications contained in all AAR
carloading pamphlets will be observed as minimum requirements for the proper loading,
blocking, and bracing of shipments for movement of rail freight on or in open top and closed
C. Loading Methods Not Specified. When freight is to be loaded on or in open top or closed
cars, and no loading or securing methods are provided, the cars will be blocked and braced
according to the best procedure that can be devised from AAR pamphlets or other sources
covering similar methods.
6.26 Loading Rules For MILVAN/SEAVAN Containers. MILVAN containers are reusable,
steel cargo containers 8 feet wide, 8 feet high, and 20 feet long with a capacity of 39,100 pounds.
MILVANs are used for transporting materials in highway, rail, and water modes. Detailed
instructions for loading, blocking, and bracing of MILVAN/SEAVAN containers are contained
in MIL-STD-1386 (Navy), Loading of Hazardous Materials in MILVAN Containers.