The Dept. of Defense has launched a new program (FDTPI) designed to make shipping and packaging easier for small businesses.
Solicitations for Aviation, Land/Maritime, Construction/Equipment, and Industrial Hardware supply chains will be quoted without shipping (FOB Origin). DLA will take over responsibility for shipping costs: they will assign a carrier and give you the packing slips and labels you need.
The program will also expand commercial packaging (ASTM D3951) as much as possible. Items shipped with commercial packaging to a DLA depot will be repackaged by DLA personnel if military packaging is needed.
Labeling and marking requirements will be unchanged.