PS Protective Service Instructions
To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions.
Association of American Railroads (AAR) Protective Service that applies to shipment.
Code specifying perishable protective service- rail carriers only.
Code identifying the basic unit of measurement.
PS04 is the optimum allowable temperature condition for shipment.
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
PS05 through PS08 are used to specify the station which the temperature applies. PS05 and PS06 are preferred over PS07 and PS08.
Code (Freight Station Accounting) (AAR Managed Code for Locations).
Free-form text for city name.
Code (Standard State/Province) as defined by appropriate government agency.
Numeric value of weight.
PS09 is the weight of Body Ice in hundreds.
Code indicating whether or not the shipment was precooled per Association of American Railroads Protective Service Rule 710.