DD Form 2781 Container Packing Certificate or Vehicle Packing Declaration

DD Form 2781 - also known as the "Container Packing Certificate Or Vehicle Packing Declaration" - is a United States Military form issued by the Department of Defense.

The form - often incorrectly referred to as the DA form 2781 - was last revised on August 1, 2013. Download an up-to-date fillable PDF version of the DD 2781 below or request a copy through the chain of command.

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CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE
OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION
Person responsible for packing the cargo transport unit (vehicle/container) will complete the checklist. Cross out "vehicle" or
"container", as applicable. After completion, sign the certificate.
1. It is declared that the undersigned has visually inspected (Container/Vehicle) Number:
(cross out whichever item does NOT apply) and it has been loaded/packed in accordance with the provisions of 5.4.2.1
(IMDGC) and CFR 49 and that (indicate "N/A" for all items that do NOT apply):
a. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) was clean, dry, and apparently fit to receive the goods.
b. If the consignment includes goods of class 1, other than 1.4, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is structurally
serviceable in conformity with 7.4.6 (IMDGC).
c. Goods that should be segregated, have not been packed together onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/ vehicle)
(unless approved by the competent authority concerned in accordance with 7.2.2.3 (IMDGC)).
d. All packages have been externally inspected for damage, leakage, or sifting, and only sound packages have been
packed.
e. Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the competent authority.
f. All packages have been properly packed onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and secured.
g. When dangerous goods are transported in bulk packagings, the cargo has been evenly distributed.
h. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and packagings therein are properly marked, labeled, and placarded.
2
i. When solid carbon dioxide (CO - dry ice) is used for cooling purposes, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is
externally marked or labeled in a conspicuous place, such as the door, and with the words: "DANGEROUS CO - GAS
2
(DRY ICE) INSIDE. VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING".
j. The dangerous goods transport document required in 5.4.1 (IMDGC) has been received for each dangerous goods
consignment packed in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle).
2. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKING
a. PRINTED NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. RANK/GRADE c. TITLE
d. ORGANIZATION
e. PLACE PACKED
f. SIGNATURE
g. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2781, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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CONTAINER PACKING CERTIFICATE
OR
VEHICLE PACKING DECLARATION
Person responsible for packing the cargo transport unit (vehicle/container) will complete the checklist. Cross out "vehicle" or
"container", as applicable. After completion, sign the certificate.
1. It is declared that the undersigned has visually inspected (Container/Vehicle) Number:
(cross out whichever item does NOT apply) and it has been loaded/packed in accordance with the provisions of 5.4.2.1
(IMDGC) and CFR 49 and that (indicate "N/A" for all items that do NOT apply):
a. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) was clean, dry, and apparently fit to receive the goods.
b. If the consignment includes goods of class 1, other than 1.4, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is structurally
serviceable in conformity with 7.4.6 (IMDGC).
c. Goods that should be segregated, have not been packed together onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/ vehicle)
(unless approved by the competent authority concerned in accordance with 7.2.2.3 (IMDGC)).
d. All packages have been externally inspected for damage, leakage, or sifting, and only sound packages have been
packed.
e. Drums have been stowed in an upright position, unless otherwise authorized by the competent authority.
f. All packages have been properly packed onto or in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and secured.
g. When dangerous goods are transported in bulk packagings, the cargo has been evenly distributed.
h. The cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) and packagings therein are properly marked, labeled, and placarded.
2
i. When solid carbon dioxide (CO - dry ice) is used for cooling purposes, the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle) is
externally marked or labeled in a conspicuous place, such as the door, and with the words: "DANGEROUS CO - GAS
2
(DRY ICE) INSIDE. VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING".
j. The dangerous goods transport document required in 5.4.1 (IMDGC) has been received for each dangerous goods
consignment packed in the cargo transport unit (container/vehicle).
2. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKING
a. PRINTED NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. RANK/GRADE c. TITLE
d. ORGANIZATION
e. PLACE PACKED
f. SIGNATURE
g. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2781, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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