PENNSYLVANIA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD PACKAGING AND SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
All full loads and straight loads should be shipped on slip sheets whenever possible. Pallets may be used for less than load (LTL) shipments. Pallet exchange programs must be entered into with distribution center operators by shippers, vendors and carriers as is appropriate. The PLCB will not be a party to pallet exchange programs.
All loads delivered to PLCB distribution centers are “driver unload”. The distribution center operators must have available equipment capable of handling all shipping modes to include pallet and slip-sheet. Unitized pallets (one code per pallet) will be unloaded and put away by the distribution center operator utilizing appropriate equipment. All non-unitized pallets must be segregated by the driver or a “lumper” hired by the driver. The DC contractor will provide necessary pallets. A maximum of four hours will be allowed for unloading. The DC Contractor will be responsible for all truck or container detention charges and railroad demurrage charges unless the PLCB specifically accepts responsibility for such charges.
All loads must be delivered on their originally scheduled arrival date. If this is not possible the shipper must contact Central Office to arrange a new arrival date. The new arrival date must be a minimum of two working days after the date of the rescheduling call. The only exception to this is that the carrier may reschedule with the DC to arrive one day (24 hours) late if the call is made within the normal calling time and the DC is able to accommodate the change. Carriers must contact DC operators one working day prior to scheduled delivery date to schedule a delivery time. Calls will be accepted as follows: Philadelphia 6:00 AM to 1:00PM, Taylor 4:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Pittsburgh 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 6:30 AM to 1:00PM of Friday. Failure to schedule a delivery time may result in the load being refused by the DC operator. The load must then be rescheduled as noted above.
All loads must be accompanied by a manifest. The manifest must show the PLCB purchase order number, PLCB permit number, number of cases by PA code, total number of cases and delivery date. The manifest should be in the trailer attached to the last case loaded, attached to the inside of the door or attached to trailer wall immediately adjacent to the door.
FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS AND SHIPPING PROCEDURES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT RA-LBMerchPOSupport@pa.gov.