BEST STICKING PRACTICES
MIL-STD-129 specifies the locations of placement for each label type. With many shipment configurations and variables, such as size, packaging materials and climate conditions it can be hard to know where to affix labels.
Follow the below guidelines as you Stick’Em in order to ensure compliance. If you have a special shipment and are not sure how to apply your labels, call us and ask!
If the loaded pallet is less than 40 inches (102 cm) in height, the label should be placed as high as possible on the pallet, but not closer than 2 inches (5 cm) to the natural top of the unit load.
Individual Shipping Containers: The MSL should be placed on the identification-marked side and right of center on a vertical face, allowing a minimum of 5 cm (2 in) from all edges.
The ECL should be affixed to the upper left two-thirds of the side of the container having the greatest overall, usable marking surface. It should not be obscured by cleats, strapping, or closure tape.
If your Individual Shipping Container is 10 Cubic feet and over, MIL-STD-129 requires a second ECL placed on the end of the container to the left of the identification-marked side. EXPEDITER™ will automatically generate this extra label for you, when your shipment meets this criteria.
Sticking UCLs and ICLs
- Can be read easily
- Are not obscured by any strapping or closure tape
- Will not be destroyed when the pack or container is opened for inspection
- Will not be tampered with until the contents of the pack or container have been used