3-8 Drop Shipments Not Requiring Appointments

3-8.1 Perishable Shipments

While shippers transporting only products recognized by the Postal Service as perishables (DMM 601.9.0) are not required to have an appointment, the shippers must notify the destination facility at least 1 business day in advance of deposit to facilitate timely receipt, unloading, and processing of their freight. These shippers may use FAST to fulfill the 1-business-day-notification requirement. If shippers of perishables transport other mailings in the same trailer, the shippers are required to meet appointment standards for those other mailings.