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MailStream Plus How does the MSP software make entry point pallets of 12 linear feet or 100-pounds?

DMM 705 8.5.3 Minimum Load
The following minimum load standards apply to mail prepared on pallets:
a. For Periodicals, Standard Mail, Parcel Select, and Package Services (except for Parcel Select mailed at NDC Presort, ONDC Presort, DSCF, and DDU prices):
1. In a single mailing, the minimum load per pallet is 250 pounds of bundles, parcels, or sacks, except as provided in items 2 through 4 below. When preparing letter trays on pallets, the minimum load is 36 linear feet or three layers of trays, except as provided in items 2 and 4 below.
2. There is no minimum load for pallets entered at a destination delivery unit (DDU) if the mail on those pallets is for that unit's service area.
3. The minimum load for pallets is 200 pounds of Standard Mail parcels (machinable, irregulars, or NFMs) entered at origin (NDC only) or at a DNDC to claim the 5-digit or NDC price.
4. A pallet may contain a minimum of 100 pounds of nonletter-size mail or 12 linear feet of letter trays if it is a NDC or ASF pallet entered at the destination NDC or ASF; an ADC pallet entered at the destination ADC; an SCF pallet entered at the destination SCF; or the only pallet entered at an individual destination NDC or ASF, ADC, or SCF facility.
5. At an SCF, a 5-digit, 3-digit, or SCF pallet may contain less than the required minimum load of mail for that SCF’s service area only if the SCF manager provides written authorization for such preparation.

The Mailstream Plus parameter that supports DMM 705 8.5.3 Minimum Load
The ALG PL parameter controls this Column 38 - Allow undersized entry ASF/NDC pallets (length = 1)
Y - Yes
N - No
blank - defaults to N for First Class
defaults to 'Y' for Packages on Pallets and
'N' for Bags or Trays
Column 40-44 - Undersized entry pallet minimum weight (Length = 5/6)
Enter the minimum weight for undersized entry
SCF/ADC/ASF/NDC pallets
Default = 100.0
Column 50-54 - Undersized entry pallet minimum Trays (Length = 5/6)
Enter the minimum trays for undersized entry
SCF/ADC/ASF/NDC pallets
Default = 6
UPDATED:  September 7, 2017