Accession Number : ADA294207

Title :   DOD Household Goods: Increased Carrier Liability for Loss and Damage Warranted.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA294207

Report Date : 08 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) spends more than $700 million each year to move military servicemembers' and DOD civilian employees' household goods. DOD shares liability with carriers for loss and damage affecting these shipments. During mid-1987, DOD, through the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC), increased carrier liability for domestic household goods shipments, a change that the carrier industry opposed. In March 1993, MTMC proposed that carrier liability be similarly increased for international household goods shipments, a charge also objected to by carriers. At the request of the former Chairman, Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services, GAO evaluated DOP household goods shipment programs to determine (1) the impact of the 1987 increase in carrier liability on domestic shipments and (2) what level and type of carrier liability DOD should adopt for international shipments. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *TRANSPORTABLE, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *INSURANCE, *SHIPPING, *HOUSEHOLD GOODS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DAMAGE, TRAFFIC, GUARANTEES, LOSSES, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE