Customer Impact Notices

Information contained on this page is intended to serve as a public notice to DLA Disposition Services customers advising on upcoming changes or updates to services. 

&nsbpTransportation Funding Notice

Beginning October 1, 2024 DLA Disposition Services will no longer fund transportation costs associated with the turn-in of property for disposal for any customer. DLA Disposition Services does not receive direct compensation for transportation cost, nor is it budgeted to absorb costs associated with turn-in transport. In accordance with DODM4160.21 V1, Paragraphs 5.a. (4) and 6.g. and the Financial Management Regulations (FMR) (DOD 7000.14-R) policies for Defense Working Capital Funds to collect costs of operations, all DLA Disposition Services customers must fund their own turn-in transportation expenses. 

CONUS customers that were directly impacted by the Network Optimization Initiative will continue to receive funded transportation services if they are greater than 60 miles from DLA Disposition Services location, determined by the Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD) Program, until September 30, 2024.

Guidance for funding and scheduling transportation in the interim is as follows:

Outside 60-mile radius from a DLA Disposition Services Field Activity: Customers may utilize their internal conveyance assets or utilize their Transportation Management Office (TMO), using their own TAC, to cover any associated cost. Customers may request support from DLA Disposition Services Transportation Office.

For DOD Military Services only and on a case-by-case basis, DLA Disposition Services may agree to provide and fund transportation services for requests scheduled through the DLA Disposition Services Transportation Office Scheduler. Terms of use and DLA Disposition Services' Scheduler.

Inside the 60-mile radius from a DLA Disposition Services Field Activity: Customers may utilize their internal conveyance assets, utilize their Transportation Management Office (TMO), or request a conveyance using the Disposition Services' Transportation Scheduler . Generating Activities must fund and use their own TAC to cover any associated cost.

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If property is Receipted in Place (RIP) and/or fails Reutilization Transfer Donation or Sales what happens next?

In accordance with DoD Manual 4160.21 “Defense Materiel Disposition” There are two possible scenarios:

  1. For Demilitarization (Demil) code A property, the failed surplus will be returned to the owning Generator. The Generator will have the options of:
    1. Local disposal (i.e., refuse, local scrap outlets) or
    2. Arranging transportation to the closest Disposition Services turn-in location depending on commodity.  
  2. For property with a Demil code other that A, the Generator must arrange transportation to the closest Disposition Services turn-in location. 

Note:  To reduce handling and transportation and to operate in a manner that is best for the DoD, DLA Disposition Services may offer pay for the transportation cost to the closest Centralized Demil Division or Demilitarization/Mutilation contract site for further processing. This will be done on a case-by-case basis and discussed/documented in the RIP agreement. 


Is Receipt in Place (RIP) still an option?

The ability to receive property in place is a beneficial tool frequently utilized by DLA Disposition Services to save time, transportation costs and man-hours for the Customer and DLA. A receipt in place turn-in occurs when a customer and an Area Manager agree it is in the best interests of both parties to receive the property at the customer’s location. This often occurs for property that is too large, numerous, or impossible for DLA to assume custody of.

As property is received in place, DLA puts the item on record during the reutilization process. However, the property remains in the physical custody of the customer throughout the entire RTD screening cycle.  Receipt in place is authorized by discretion of the Field Site Area Manager and requires a signed memorandum of understanding. Ideally the property is Requisitioned in the Reutilization, Transfer, Donation cycle and is shipped/picked up by the customer saving the Military Customer any cost for Transportation.  To discuss receipt in place options, please contact your local Disposal Service Representative (DSR).

Note: If the closest servicing DLA Disposition Services site has Demilitarization/Mutilation capabilities, the customer may be required to turn the asset in directly vs RIP.


 How is this funding change impacting OCONUS customers?

This change has no impact to our OCONUS customers. DLA Disposition Services has never paid for the upfront cost of transportation in OCONUS. As a result of the A123 Most Efficient Organization (MEO) initiative and the recent Network Optimization, a temporary exception was made only for our impacted CONUS customers. OCONUS customers are required to make an appointment at their local Disposition Services location and will continue to use their local TMO for transportation coordination. 

 Is a DLA Disposition Services site allowed to reject a load?

Designated receiving personnel will: 
a. Accept all government shipments. The Transportation Office (TO) will not refuse delivery of government cargo at their facility. Accept the load and place the trailer in a designated area until a determination can be made as to how to handle the off-loading of the freight.” If the freight is unable to be received an SDR will be initiated and if applicable returned to the generator at their expense. 

 What happens if shipments from outside Transportation Management Offices (TMO) are being sent to a location over the site’s daily capacity?

The services and DLA Disposition Services other customers will be informed that all commercial loads must be scheduled on the servicing Disposition Services site’s local calendar and in conjunction with the DoDM 4160.21-V1, October 22, 2018:

2. PROPERTY AND SCRAP ACCEPTED AND EXCLUDED (page 23, vol 1) c. DLA Disposition Services sites minimize processing delays as much as possible. In the event a site is unable to physically accept the property at the desired time and location due to workload, generating activities may retain the property for processing in-place, seek another DLA Disposition Services site, or hold the property until the DLA Disposition Services site is able to receive the property.

6. TRANSFERRING USABLE PROPERTY AND SCRAP TO A DLA DISPOSITION SERVICES SITE (page 36, vol 1) b. Generating activities will schedule all transfers (receipt in-place or physical) through advanced notification (i.e., use of a listing or automated DTIDs). g. For physical transfers, generating activities will be responsible for movement of the property or scrap to the nearest DLA Disposition Services location.

 When is the last date to schedule CONUS transportation for property to DLA Disposition Services sites without transportation fees assessed to the Generator?

ALL property scheduled to use DLA Disposition Services Transportation must be delivered to the servicing DLA Disposition Services Site not later than the Site close of business on 30 September 2024.