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91 Transportation Method/Type Code

Code specifying the method or type of transportation for the shipment

Type
Identifier (ID)
Length
Min 1 / Max 2
Codes
6
Military Official Mail
7
Mail
Type of transportation provided by the U.S. Postal Service
A
Air
B
Barge
C
Consolidation
D
Parcel Post
E
Expedited Truck
F
Flyaway
When an aircraft is sold to a customer, the delivery flight (non-revenue) includes goods and products (such as spare parts) as part of the contract
G
Consignee Option
H
Customer Pickup
I
Common Irregular Carrier
J
Motor
K
Backhaul
L
Contract Carrier
M
Motor (Common Carrier)
N
Private Vessel
O
Containerized Ocean
P
Private Carrier
Q
Conventional Ocean
R
Rail
S
Ocean
T
Best Way (Shippers Option)
U
Private Parcel Service
W
Inland Waterway
X
Intermodal (Piggyback)
Y
Military Intratheater Airlift Service
Method of movement of material from a point in a theater to another point within the same theater by military controlled aircraft
AC
Air Charter
AE
Air Express
AF
Air Freight
AH
Air Taxi
FAA approved carrier utilizing a 1 or 2 engine aircraft for on demand service
AP
Air (Package Carrier)
AR
Armed Forces Courier Service (ARFCOS)
A military organization whose mission involves the receipt, movement, and delivery of special categories of material
BB
Breakbulk Ocean
BP
Book Postal
BU
Bus
CC
Commingled Ocean
CE
Customer Pickup / Customer's Expense
DA
Driveaway Service
Movement of wheeled vehicle, wheeled equipment, or wheeled chassis of which is powered by a self-contained power unit (includes tractor/trailer combination)
DW
Driveaway, Truckaway, Towaway
DoD policy includes all three terms in one. They mean collectively, a transportation method whereby a vehicle is moved under its own power by a driver, or loaded into or upon a carrier's equipment, or towed by carrier's equipment
ED
Air Mobility Command (AMC) Channel and Special Assignment Airlift Mission
FA
Air Freight Forwarder
A firm other than a railroad, motor, or water carrier, which represents itself as a common carrier and undertakes to assemble and consolidate shipments or provide for same and assumes responsibility for the air transportation of such property from point of receipt to its destination. Delivery is "Held in Bond"
FL
Motor (Flatbed)
GG
Geographic Receiving/Shipping
A collection of shipments that involve multiple origins, multiple destinations, and a single trailer, and are paid under a single freight bill
GR
Geographic Receiving
A collection of shipments that involve a single origin, multiple destinations, and a single trailer, and are paid under a single freight bill
GS
Geographic Shipping
A collection of shipments that involve multiple origins, a single destination, and a single trailer, and are paid under a single freight bill
HH
Household Goods Truck
IP
Intermodal (Personal Property)
LA
Military Air
LD
Local Delivery
LT
Less Than Trailer Load (LTL)
MB
Motor (Bulk Carrier)
MP
Motor (Package Carrier)
MS
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
PA
Pooled Air
Outbound shipment from an airport consolidation point to a final destination via an air move
PG
Pooled Piggyback
Outbound shipment consisting of a trailer on a railcar from a consolidation point to a final destination via rail move
PL
Pipeline
PP
Pool to Pool
Shipment moves from one consolidation point to another consolidation point before final delivery
PR
Pooled Rail
PT
Pooled Truck
RC
Rail, Less than Carload
Movement by rail of a quantity of freight less than that required for the application of a carload rate
RO
Ocean (Roll on - Roll off)
RR
Roadrailer
Used for shipments that travel by roadrailer, i.e., a multimodal rail/highway trailer
SB
Shipper Agent
Agent for piggyback code consolidation
SC
Shipper Agent (Truck)
Motor carrier agent for piggyback trailer consolidators
SD
Shipper Association
Non-profit cooperative consolidator or distributors of shipments by member firms
SE
Sea/Air
SF
Surface Freight Forwarder
SR
Supplier Truck
SS
Steamship
ST
Stack Train
TA
Towaway Service
Movement of shipper owned trailers or semi-trailers loaded and/or pulled by carrier furnished power unit
TC
Cab (Taxi)
TT
Tank Truck
VA
Motor (Van)
VE
Vessel, Ocean
VL
Vessel, Lake
WP
Water or Pipeline Intermodal Movement
A water move by barge or tanker followed by a pipeline move to the destination
Y1
Ocean Conference Carrier
Y2
Ocean Non-Conference Carrier
ZZ
Mutually defined
XE
Intermodal Expedited

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