Effective immediately, mailers of plant-verified
drop shipments must use PS Form 6241, Recurring Appointment Request
Form (see page 9), to request recurring appointments for
delivery of mail to Postal ServiceTM facilities.
Recurring appointments are defined as appointments
that arrive consistently on the same day or days of the week, during the
same time period, with approximately the same mail contents, and use the
same size and form of transportation.
The use of PS Form 6241 supercedes the instructions
provided in Publication 804, Drop Shipment Procedures for Destination
Entry, which require that the mailer submit a letter of request every
Now, once a mailer submits a PS Form 6241 to the
plant manager (where the mailing will be entered and approved and where
appointment time(s) are assigned), the mailer is not required to submit
a request to the entry Postal Service facility except for instances when
the mailing content changes.
If the mailing consists of more than one type of
shape or class, then the mailer must complete, in multiple sets, lines
1 through 6 of Section C of PS Form 6241 in order to fully describe the
PS Form 6241 is available online at: http://blue.usps.
Mailers who currently have recurring appointments
will be asked to complete PS Form 6241 when the new Facility Access and
Shipment Tracking (FAST) is deployed in summer 2005. Mailers must use
PS Form 6241 for new requests.
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