5 Mailer Transport of Plant-Verified Drop Shipment

5-1 Mailer Responsibility

5-1.1 Overview

The mailer must transport a PVDS mailing from the origin office to the appropriate destination entry office. Drop shipments are considered freight until received as mail at the destination facility. A drop shipment must not be transported with another mailing that requires verification and postage payment at a business mail entry unit. Other types of freight may be transported along with drop shipments when they are segregated from the drop shipment portion of the load and clearly identified as nonmailable matter. Postal Service employees at the destination entry office will not unload other freight to reach a mailing destined for that office. Any material classified by the Postal Service as “hazardous” under DMM 601.10 may not be carried on the same vehicle with the drop shipment.