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Chapter 5

TRANSPORTATION MEDIUM TRUCK COMPANY (PETROLEUM)

Section I. THE COMPANY

MISSION

The transportation medium truck company (petroleum) (TOE 55728L2) provides transportation for the movement of bulk petroleum products.

ASSIGNMENT

The company (TOE 55728L2) is normally attached to the petroleum supply battalion (TOE 10426L). However, when the petroleum supply battalion is assigned to echelons above corps (EAC), the transportation medium truck company (petroleum) (TOE 55727L2) may be attached. The transportation medium truck company (petroleum) may also be staffed with host nation personnel.

CAPABILITIES

The company (TOE 55728L2) can--

  • Transport 900,000 gallons in local hauls and 450,000 gallons in line-hauls per day. This is based on TOE Level 1 with 75 percent vehicle availability, operating on a two-shift basis, making four round-trips per day in local hauls and two round-trips in line-hauls. Under TOE Levels 2 and 3 the capabilities are reduced in 10 percent increments to 90 percent and 80 percent, respectively.
  • Assist in coordinated defense of unit's area or installation.
  • Perform unit maintenance on all organic equipment except COMSEC, communications-electronics, and power generation equipment.
  • Transport 50 percent of its TOE equipment and supplies in a single lift.
  • Substitute military personnel with DA civilians, contractor personnel, and local and third country nationals as determined by the ASCC or theater commander.

The transportation medium truck company (TOE 55727L2) has the same capabilities as the TOE 55728L2 company, except that--

  • Because of its authorization of 7,500-gallon petroleum tank semitrailers, its local haul capability increases to 1,350,000 gallons and its line-haul capability increases to 675,000 gallons per day.
  • Only 33 percent of its TOE equipment and supplies can be transported in a single lift, using organic vehicles.

ORGANIZATION

Figure 5-1, shows the company's organization. Sections II through IV discuss each element of the company. For more detailed information refer to ARTEP 55-717-30-MTP, FM 55-15, and FM 55-30.

Figure 5-1. Organization of the Petroleum Medium Truck Company

Section II. COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

MISSION AND OPERATIONS

Company headquarters personnel support the company elements and are responsible for the effectiveness of company operations. The headquarters provides command and control, administrative and logistical support, and tactical direction to the company elements. Headquarters personnel perform a variety of functions. These functions are essentially the same as those discussed in Chapter 4, Section II. For detailed information on the medium truck company mission and operations, refer to FM 55-30.

PERSONNEL, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Personnel assigned to the company headquarters with their duties and responsibilities are described in Table 5-1.

Table 5-1. Duties of Company Headquarters Key Personnel

POSITION SC/
MOS
SKILL
LEVEL
GRADE DUTIES
Commander 88D   CPT Commands, directs, and supervises technical and support activities of mission operations. Is responsible for unit readiness, site establishment, communications, defense, unit administration, food service, supply, maintenance, and training.
First
Sergeant
88Z 5M E8 Serves as commander's primary noncommissioned assistant. Is concerned with overall supervision of food service, administration, supply, communications, and area defense operations. Is in charge of the company during absence of all company officers. Manages the command post. Represents the company's enlisted personnel. Provides career development and counseling of enlisted soldiers.
Truckmaster 88M 40 E7 Assists the commander in coordinating, supervising, and controlling company mission operations. Organizes and supervises driver training. Reconnoiters routes. Coordinates maintenance matters with maintenance sergeant and platoon sergeants. Assists the company commander in preparing operational reports. Maintains personnel status and vehicle availability. Records safe driving mileage accumulated by unit drivers and advises commander of personnel authorized safe driving awards. Maintains a file of unit accident reports. Organizes and establishes unit motor park.
Senior Food
Operations
Sergeant
92G 40 E7 Supervises cooks assigned to the company. Selects field kitchen site. Prepares production schedules. Adjusts menus. Prepares food ration requests. Conducts daily meetings. Inspects food kitchen personnel. Supervises food preparation. Assigns duties. Inspects field kitchen. Prepares SOP for kitchen personnel, including instruction sheet for headcounters. Instructs headcounters. Inspects serving lines. Reports equipment shortages. Maintains informal equipment repair logbook.
NBC NCO 54B 30 E6 Serves as primary advisor to the company commander for all NBC matters. Assists the commander in planning and conducting NBC operations and advises the commander on the organization and training of the unit NBC teams. Schedules and supervises maintenance and employment of equipment. Computes radiation factors affecting personnel, equipment, and operations. Assists in preparation and analysis of NBC reports, records, maps, and sketches. Prepares radiological fallout and chemical and biological downwind predictions. Assists in analysis of chemical target vulnerability. Trains company personnel in protective measures to be taken during nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks or operations.
Assistant
Truckmaster
88M 30 E6 Assists the truckmaster. Performs duties as truckmaster for second shift operations.
Senior First
Cook
92G 30 E6 Supervises second shift operations of field kitchen. Ensures that cooks follow menus. Inspects food storage and food preparation. Directs personnel in construction of grease traps, soakage pits, garbage pits, hand-washing devices, and incineration pits. Instructs headcounters in duties. Prepares the more complex food items.
Supply
Sergeant
92Y 30 E6 Prepares and maintains supply records. Provides locked facilities to safeguard supplies and property stored in unit supply room and other company storage areas. Processes unit laundry. Handles issue and turn-in of property between company and personnel. Assists personnel with supply matters. Requests, receives, and issues supplies. Prepares adjustment documents for property lost, damaged, or destroyed. Supervises armorer and supply specialist
Personnel
Administra-
tive Sergeant
75B 20 E5 Performs clerical and administrative duties. Prepares SIDPERS change reports. Maintains duty rosters. Completes standard forms. Maintains suspense files and personnel data cards. Types reports, orders, and operating procedures. Posts and files correspondence, regulations, and changes to unit authorization documents.
Dispatchers 88M
88M
20
20
E5
E5
Dispatch vehicles; verify vehicle logbooks. Receive and fill requests from authorized persons for motor transport. Compile time, mileage, and load data. Operate the company vehicle operations center under supervision of the truckmaster.
Cook 92G 20 E5 Provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Ensures that proper procedures, temperatures, and time periods are adhered to during food preparation. Performs limited supervisory and inspection functions.
Vehicle
Driver
88M 10 E4 Drives 1 1/4-ton cargo truck provided for use by commander and company personnel. Performs vehicle operator maintenance. Operates radio.
Cooks 92G
92G
92G
10
10
10
E4
E4
E3
Prepare, cook, and serve food according to recipes, cooking times, cooking temperatures, and field kitchen SOP. Clean work area, equipment, and cooking utensils. Receive, inspect, and store food items. Prepare assigned food items. Set up serving lines. Portion and serve food on serving lines or from food containers. Perform preventive maintenance on kitchen equipment.
Armorer 92Y 10 E4 Repairs and performs unit maintenance (excluding operator and crew) on unit small arms. Keeps records for weapons (AR 710-2 and DA Pam 710-2-1). Performs duties assigned by the supply sergeant.
Supply Specialist 92Y 10 E3 Assists the supply sergeant. Requests, receives, stores, and issues authorized supplies and equipment needed for the operation of the company.

EQUIPMENT

Table 5-2 lists equipment required for operation of the company headquarters as prescribed in TOE 55728L2. For a complete listing of authorized equipment, refer to TOE 55728L2.

Table 5-2. Company Headquarters TOE Prescribed Equipment List for TOE 55728L2

ITEM QUANTITY
Accessory outfit gasoline field range: accom 50 men 1
Antenna group: OE-354/GRC 1
Axle cable reel: RL-27 1
Monitor chemical agent 2
Burner unit gasoline field range outfit: with components 7
Cable telephone: WD-1/TT DR-8 1/2 km 5
Cable telephone: WD-1/TT RL-159/U 2km 1
Electronic test set: TS-4348/UV 4
Installation kit: MK-2325/VRC for AN/VRC-87/88/90 in HMMWV 2
Installation kit: MK-1234/G F/AN/VRC-46 53 64 GRC125 160 in M151 1
Kitchen field trailer mounted: mounted on M103A3 trailer 1
Launcher grenade 40mm: single shot, rifle mounted, detachable, with equipment 4
Light set general illumination: 25 outlet 1
Machine gun caliber .50: hb flexible (ground and vehicle) with equipment 1
Machine gun 5.56 mm: M249 22
Mask chemical biological: M40 185
Mount gun: ring caliber .50 1
Mount tripod machine gun: heavy caliber .50 4
Mount tripod machine gun: 7.62 mm 4
Machine gun grenade 40mm: MK19 mod III 3
Night vision sight individual served weapon: AN/PVS-4 7
Night vision goggle: AN/PVS-7B 3
Power supply: PP-6224/U 1
Pistol 9mm automatic: M9 1
Range outfit field gasoline 2
Radiac set: AN/VDR-2 1
Radiac set: AN/VDR-75 1
Reeling machine cable hand: RL-31 1
Reeling machine cable hand: RL-39 5
Radio set: AN/VRC-90A 2
Rifle 5.56mm: M16A2 166
Sanitation center: food 1
Tone-signaling adapter: TA-977/PT 1
Telephone wire with reel: MX-10891/G 2
Telephone digital nonsecure voice: TA-1035/U 2
Truck utility: cargo/troop carrier, 1-1/4 ton, 4x4, with equipment (HMMWV) 1
Test kit mask protective: M41 2
Splicing kit telephone cable: MK-356/G 1
Switchboard telephone manual: SB-22/PT 1
Utility receptacle 1
Telephone set: TA-312/PT 4
Tool kit carpenters: engineer squad with chest 1
Tool kit small arms repairman: ordnance 1
Trailer tank: water, 400 gallon, 1-1/2 ton, 2 wheel, with equipment 1
Alarm chemical agent automatic: XM22 1
LOGMARS(T) communications modem group: CY-8538/G 1
Boresighting equipment weapon: small arms XM30 1
Computer digital: CP-2251 1
Data transfer device: AN/CYZ-10 2
Computer digital: CP-2245 2
Trailer cargo: LMTV with dropsides 1
Lightweight weapon sight: squad/platoon surveillance device 4
Lightweight weapon sight: thermal crew served weapon sight 2
Truck cargo: 4x4, LMTV, with equipment 2
Mount gun: 40mm, MK64, mod 7 3
LOGMARS(T) microprocessor group: CY-8537/G 1
NAVSTAR GPS precision lightweight GPS receiver: PLGR 1
Pocket radiac 1
Tent: extendible modular temper 16Lx20W 1

Section III. TRUCK PLATOON

MISSION AND ORGANIZATION

There are three truck platoons in the transportation medium truck company (petroleum). Their mission is to perform line-haul and local haul to distribute bulk petroleum from the petroleum supply company to supported units. The truck platoon is organized as a platoon headquarters, exercising command and control over two truck squads.

PERSONNEL, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Personnel assigned to the truck platoon are described in the following tables. Table 5-3, describes duties of platoon headquarters personnel; Table 5-4, describes duties of truck squad personnel.

Table 5-3. Duties of Truck Platoon Headquarters Key Personnel

POSITION SC/
MOS
SKILL
LEVEL
GRADE DUTIES
Platoon
Leader
88D   LT Responsible for hauling of bulk petroleum by motor transport. Instructs and supervises personnel in truck and convoy operations, driver maintenance, and loading methods. Prepares daily availability report of platoon personnel and vehicles. Patrols routes traveled by platoon vehicles. Conducts preliminary investigation and prepares reports on accidents involving platoon personnel. Functions as the commander of an independent detachment when detached from the company. Enforces discipline and internal control during convoy operations. Manages ecological environmental program IAW unit SOP and local, state, federal, and host nation laws and regulations.
Platoon
Sergeant
88M 40 E7 Assists the platoon leader. Assumes platoon leader duties during absence of the platoon leader. Directs platoon drivers in truck and convoy operations, driver maintenance, and loading of vehicles, through the squad leaders. Performs as convoy commander during two-shift operations. Coordinates vehicle maintenance with motor sergeant. Coordinates platoon operations with truckmaster. When the platoon is operating separately from the company, assumes the duties normally performed by the first sergeant. Monitors ecological environmental program IAW unit SOP and local, state, federal, and host nation laws and regulations
Vehicle
Driver
88M 10 E4 Drives and maintains platoon headquarters command and control vehicle. Operates radio.

Table 5-4. Duties of Truck Squad Personnel

POSITION SC/
MOS
SKILL
LEVEL
GRADE DUTIES
Squad
Leader
88M 30 E6 Trains and directs squad personnel in driver maintenance, loading techniques, and maintenance of equipment records. Trains new drivers and manages the driver sustainment training program. Maintains a record of availability of equipment and personnel and reports to platoon sergeant. Supervises drivers performing preventive maintenance checks and services. Reports to platoon sergeant mechanical defects beyond operator's ability to repair. Plans, organizes, and operates a motor vehicle convoy. Commands a convoy march unit or serial. Supervises personnel preparing vehicles for deployment. Ensures compliance with ecological environmental policies, laws, and regulations in transporting hazardous material.
Heavy
Vehicle
Drivers
88M 30
20
10
(2)E6
(8)E5
(10)E4
Operate wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways for support of combat operations and SASO. Comply with ecological environmental policies, laws, and regulations in transporting hazardous material. Employ land navigation techniques. Correct or report all vehicle deficiencies. Oversee and check proper loading of cargo. Support mechanics when necessary. Prepare vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel.

EQUIPMENT

The truck platoon's ability to perform its assigned mission depends on the availability of equipment. Table 5-5 lists equipment authorized for the truck platoon headquarters under TOE 55728L2. Table 5-6 lists equipment authorized for the truck squad under TOE 55728L2. As mentioned earlier, when the petroleum supply battalion is assigned to EAC, the transportation medium truck company (TOE 55727L2) may be attached. Similar equipment is authorized for both companies, except that 5,000-gallon tank semitrailers are authorized in TOE 55728L2; 7,500-gallon tank semitrailers are authorized in TOE 55727L2. For complete information on equipment, refer to the appropriate TOE.

Table 5-5. Truck Platoon Headquarters Prescribed Equipment List for TOE 55728L2

ITEM QUANTITY
Alarm chemical agent: XM22 1
Cable telephone: WD-1/TT DR-8 1/2km 2
Installation kit: MK-2325/VRC for AN/VRC-87/88/90 in HMMWV 1
Night vision goggle: AN/PVS-7B 1
Radiac set: AN/VDR-2 1
Reeling machine cable hand: RL-39 1
Radio set: AN/VRC-90A 1
Truck utility: cargo/troop carrier, 1-1/4 ton, 4x4, with equipment (HMMWV) 1
Telephone set: TA-312/PT 1
NAVSTAR GPS precision lightweight GPS receiver: PLGR 1
Pocket radiac 1
Data transfer device: AN/CYZ 10 1

Table 5-6. Truck Squad Prescribed Equipment List for TOE 55728L2

ITEM QUANTITY
Installation kit: MK-2195/VRC for AN/VRC-87/88/90 in 5-ton truck 1
Night vision goggle: AN/PVS-7B 5
Radio set: AN/VRC-88A 1
Semitrailer tank: 5000-gallon, fuel dispensing, automotive, with equipment 10
Data transfer device: AN/CYZ 10 1
NAVSTAR GPS precision lightweight GPS receiver: PLGR 1
Truck tractor: MTV with equipment 10
Water heater: mounted ration 2

OPERATIONS

Operations of the transportation medium truck company are discussed in FM 55-15, FM 55-30, and ARTEP 55-717-30-MTP.

Section IV. MAINTENANCE SECTION

MISSION

The maintenance section provides personnel and equipment to perform the unit maintenance required for wheeled vehicles and quartermaster special-purpose equipment for the transportation medium truck company (petroleum). The maintenance section also provides limited vehicle recovery support.

PERSONNEL

The section's most valuable resource is its personnel.

Table 5-7. Duties of Maintenance Section Personnel

POSITION SC/
MOS
SKILL
LEVEL
GRADE DUTIES
Unit
Maintenance
Technician
915A   W2 Plans, supervises, and directs the unit maintenance of all organic equipment of the medium truck company. Keeps the commander and staff members advised of the maintenance material readiness situation.
Motor
Sergeant
63B 4 E7 Assists the unit maintenance technician in the supervision of all maintenance functions. Directly responsible for the supervision of motor maintenance and supporting personnel. Applies production and quality control principles and procedures to maintenance operations. Prepares informal daily work assignment sheet, listing priorities, tasks, mechanics, area cleanup responsibilities, and special requirements for such items as tools, parts, and lubricants. Monitors use of hand and power tools. Responsible for security of tools. Conducts informal spot check inspections. Enforces safety procedures. Performs administrative duties.
Senior
Mechanic
63B 3 E6 Performs light wheeled vehicle mechanic duties, performs heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic duties, supervises lower-ranking soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers of the maintenance section in accomplishment of their duties. Supervises unit maintenance on wheeled vehicles and upkeep of hand and power tools. Performs BDAR. Supervises recovery operations.
Light
Wheeled
Vehicle
Mechanics
63B 2
1
1
E5(4 ea)
E4(3 ea)
E3(4 ea)
Perform unit maintenance on the company's organic vehicles and equipment. Maintain power-assisted brake systems, wheeled vehicle suspension systems, wheel/hub assemblies, mechanical and hydraulic steering systems, and wheeled vehicle crane/hoist/winch assemblies. Record maintenance on DA Form 2402. Maintain tools and test equipment. The E5 also supervises lower-grade soldiers and provides them with technical guidance. The E3 light wheeled vehicle mechanics also drive the 5-ton cargo truck when required.
QM & Chem
Equipment
Repairer
63J 1 E4 Performs unit maintenance on quartermaster equipment, including field ranges, immersion heaters, space heaters, and tents. Disassembles, inspects, and replaces equipment components. Lubricates equipment. Records maintenance on DA Form 2402. Maintains tools and test equipment.
Heavy
Wheeled
Vehicle
Mechanics
63S 2
1
E5
E4
E3
Perform unit maintenance on company heavy wheeled vehicles and assist light wheeled vehicle mechanics when required. The E5 supervises lower-grade soldiers and provides them with technical guidance.
Recovery
Vehicle
Operator
63B 1H8 E4 Operates the 5-ton wrecker used to recover disabled organic vehicles and equipment. Also operates radio when required.
Equipment
Records &
Parts
Specialists
92A 1 E4
E3
Assist the unit maintenance technician in maintaining the equipment maintenance records and schedules for organic vehicles and equipment as required by TAMMS. Maintain stock locator system and administer document control procedures. Perform PLL and SSL duties in manual and automated supply applications. Request, receive, and store all repair parts and reference publications to support mechanics performing unit maintenance. Prepare maintenance reports and schedule vehicles for maintenance. Perform dispatching procedures using manual and automated systems. Also serve as radio operator and drive light vehicle when required.
Heavy
Vehicle
Driver
88M 1 E4 Drives and operates the 5000-gallon tank semitrailer allocated to the maintenance section

EQUIPMENT

Table 5-8 lists equipment prescribed by TOE 55728L2 for the maintenance section.

Table 5-8. TOE Equipment List for the Maintenance Section

ITEM QUANTITY
Cable telephone: WD-1/TT DR-8 1/2 km 1
Charger battery: PP-34/MSM 1
Cleaner, steam pressure jet trailer mounted 1
Generator set: Ded skid mounted, 5kw 60Hz 1
Generator set: Ded skid mounted, 3kw 60Hz 1
Compressor unit, reciprocating: air rec, gasoline-driven, 15 cfm, 175 psi 1
Data transfer device: AN/CYZ 10 2
Distribution system electrical: 120v 1PH 60amp 1
Installation kit: MK-2195/VRC for AN/VRC-87/88/90 in 2-1/2 and 5-ton truck 1
Installation kit: MK-2325/VRC for AN VRC-87/88/90 in HMMWV 1
Heater duct type, PTBL: 1200-00 Btu 1
Hose assembly: nonmetallic, fuel/oil hydrocarbon 4
Machine gun caliber .50: HB flexible (ground and vehicle) with equipment 1
Mount gun: ring caliber .50 1
Mount tripod machine gun: heavy caliber .50 1
Multimeter, digital: AN/PSM-45 3
Night vision goggle: AN/PVS-7B 5
Reeling machine, cable hand: RL-39 1
Radio set: AN/VRC-90A 2
Truck wrecker: MTV, with winch, with equipment 1
Truck utility: cargo/troop carrier 1-1/4 ton, 4X4 W/E (HMMWV) 1
Semitrailer tank: 5000-gallon, fuel dispensing, automotive, with equipment 1
Test set electronic systems: AN/PSM-80(v)2 1
Towbar motor vehicle: wheeled vehicle 12
LOGMARS (T) communications modem group: CY-8538/G 1
Telephone set: TA-312/PT 1
Tent: frame type, maintenance, medium, light metal cotton duck OD 1
Utility receptacle 1
Shop equipment auto maint and repair: OM common No 2 less power 1
Lightweight weapon sight: (thermal crew served weapon site) 1
Tool kit, general mechanics: automotive 17
LOGMARS (T) microprocessor group: CY-8537/G 1
NAVSTAR GPS precision lightweight GPS receiver: (PLGR) 1
Towing device: fifth wheel tractor mounting 1
Truck tractor: MTV with equipment 1
Trailer cargo: MTV with dropsides 1
Truck, cargo: 4x4 LMTV with equipment 1
Truck cargo: 4x4 LMTV with equipment with winch 1
Wrench impact pneumatic: 3/4 inch diameter max rated thread size 2
Wrench set socket: square drive 3/4 inch across flats hex type sockets 1

OPERATIONS

The operations of the maintenance section, transportation medium truck company (petroleum), are the same as those for the maintenance section, petroleum supply company (see Chapter 4, Section VII).



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