The Following Procedures Pertain Only to Campus Departments
Central Distribution receives official UCB freight for campus departments. Freight is inspected for visible damage, cartons counted, and freight bills verified for accuracy and signed with discrepancies noted. Shipments are then routed for delivery to ordering departments by preparing delivery receipts. Copies of all freight bills and delivery receipts are kept at Central Distribution for future reference.
To expedite the delivery of some small package and priority shipments, arrangements have been made with U.P.S., Federal Express, Airborne, D.H.L., and Burlington to make direct deliveries on campus.
Small Freight Package Deliveries
Central Distribution delivers small freight packages, Ethanol, and Hazardous Material orders to designated delivery points. There is no charge for this service. Generally, materials are delivered to their departmental destinations the working day following their receipt.
Perishables, animals, and express shipments, however, are given priority after receipt and every effort is made to deliver these shipments the day of receipt. If this is not possible, the ordering department will be notified of its option of picking up the shipment or having it delivered the next day. Departments are encouraged to route perishables and animal deliveries directly to the department.
Central Distribution cannot transport oversized freight items that cannot be accommodated in a 20' (long) x 10' (high) x 8' wide box truck. Also, it cannot transport materials between departments (classified as a move). These and other services are provided, on a recharge basis, by Moving Services at 643-6262.
Large Freight Deliveries
When Central Distribution can not transport freight safely because of its size, its weight, the lack of suitable equipment, or the need for additional delivery personnel, the ordering department will be notified to make arrangements for the delivery of the items. The cost of such arrangements will be borne by the ordering department. These and other services are provided, on a recharge basis, by Moving Services at 643-6262.
Restricted Article Deliveries
Radioactive materials are delivered to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), which in turn delivers such items to the ordering department. Controlled substances are delivered by Central Distribution to authorized departmental receiving personnel.
Delivery Receipt Procedures
Upon delivery of goods to the ordering department, a departmental representative must verify the package count, inspect for visible damage, note any discrepancy or damage on the freight bill or delivery receipt, and sign the freight bill or delivery receipt certifying that the delivery of the shipment has been made and accepted. The contents of the package need not be inspected before the receipt is signed.
Departments should open and inspect all shipments immediately after receipt to determine whether the order is complete and the material is in good condition.
Visible damage must be noted on the freight bill or delivery receipt at the time of receipt. Concealed damages must be reported to the Customer Service Representative at 642-5330 within seven (7) calendar days of receipt. Original container and packaging material must be kept and made available for inspection by the delivery carrier. Failure to note visible damage on the freight bill or delivery receipt and ability to produce packaging materials for either visible or concealed damage claims will release the carrier from liability.
After the inspection report is made, Central Distribution will file a freight claim with the carrier or the vendor according to the F.O.B. point. Departments should be aware that reordering of damaged goods may be necessary depending on the outcome of the freight claim. Damaged goods will be held at Central Distribution pending disposition instructions from the vendor or freight carrier. For additional information on damage claims, refer to BUS-28, Property Self-Insurance Program.
For additional questions regarding damage claims, call Central Distribution Customer Service at 642-5330.
There is a very limited capacaty for storing incoming freight pending delivery to campus departments. All requests for storage pending delivery must be requested to Central Distribution no less than one week prior to the vendor's actual delivery date and will be assessed a storge feel of $0.20 per cubic foot per day.
For additional rental storage information, go to The Rental Storage Program.