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* FM 55-30

Field Manual
55-30
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 27 June 1997

 

FM 55-30

ARMY MOTOR TRANSPORT
UNITS AND OPERATIONS

 

NOTICE
This version incorporates provision of Change 1, 15 September 1999.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Change 1, 15 September 1999

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 ORGANIZATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR MOTOR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

1-1. Motor Transport Organization Concept
1-2. Theater Army
1-3. Theater Movement Control
1-4. Corps
1-5. Corps Movement Control
1-6. Division
1-7. Motor Transport Companies
1-8. Motor Transport Teams
1-9. Highway Regulation
1-10. Equipment
1-11. Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

CHAPTER 2 UNIT OPERATIONS

2-1. Battalion Staff and Responsibilities
2-2. Command Section
2-3. Primary Staff
2-4. Peraonal Staff (Battalion Chaplain)
2-5. Motor Transport Companies
2-6. Maintenance Platoon
2-7. Motor Transport Platoons

CHAPTER 3 OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

3-1. Threat
3-2. Operations Security
3-3. Security and Defense Plans
3-4. Motor Transport Operations Under Adverse Terrain Conditions
3-5. Motor Transport Operations Under Adverse Climatic Conditions
3-6. The Highway Net

CHAPTER 4 MOTOR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS

4-1. Missions
4-2. Command Relationships
4-3. Transportation Support Requirements
4-4. Principles of Motor Transport Operations
4-5. Operational Planning
4-6. Classes of Operation
4-7. Types of Operations
4-8. Support to Combat Operations
4-9. Heavy Equipment Transporter

CHAPTER 5 CONVOY CONTROL, ORGANIZATION, AND PLANNING

5-1. Planning Factors
5-2. Convoy Control
5-3. Convoy Organization
5-4. Convoy Planning
5-5. Unit SOP
5-6. Preparing Vehicles for Convoy
5-7. Night Convoys
5-8. Convoy Commander's Report
5-9. Highway Convoy Operations

CHAPTER 6 CONVOY DEFENSE TECHNIQUES

6-1. Air Attack
6-2. Artillery or Indirect Fire
6-3. Sniper Fire
6-4. Ambush
6-5. Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Attacks

CHAPTER 7 UNIT MOTOR PARK

7-1. Responsibility
7-2. Emergency Evacuation
7-3. Communications
7-4. Location
7-5. Traffic Plan
7-6. Fire Prevention
7-7. Security
7-8. Environmental Protection

CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATION AND OCCUPATION OF THE TRUCK COMPANY AREA OF OPERATIONS

8-1. Methods of Selection and Preparation
8-2. Basic Area Requirements
8-3. Types of Operating Base Areas
8-4. Reconnaissance and Selection of Positions
8-5. Two-Party Method
8-6. Reconnaissance, Selection, Occupation Party Method
8-7. Moving the Company
8-8. Operating in an Urban Environment

CHAPTER 9 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

9-1. Responsibilities
9-2. Maintenance Checklists and References

CHAPTER 10 LOADS AND LOADING OPERATIONS

10-1. Responsibilities of Unit Personnel
10-2. Shipper's Responsibilities
10-3. Cargo Characteristics
10-4. Road Conditions
10-5. Loading Procedures
10-6. Transporting Hazardous Material
10-7. Oversize and Overweight Loads
10-8. Cargo Securing Procedures
10-9. Double-Stacking Trailers

APPENDIX A

EXTRACT OF STANAG 2041 (EDITION 4), OPERATION ORDERS, TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR ROAD MOVEMENT

APPENDIX B

EXTRACT OF STANAG 2154 (EDITION 7), REGULATIONS FOR MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLE MOVEMENT BY ROAD

APPENDIX C

EXTRACT OF STANAG 2174 (EDITION 4), MILITARY ROUTES AND ROUTE/ROAD NETWORKS

APPENDIX D

EXTRACT OF STANAG 2176 (EDITION 2), PROCEDURES FOR MILITARY ROAD MOVEMENT ACROSS NATIONAL FRONTIERS

APPENDIX E

THE AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS, INC SUMMARY OF SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITS

APPENDIX F

VEHICLE OPERATIONS IN DIFFICULT TERRAIN

APPENDIX G

VEHICLE OPERATIONS IN ADVERSE WEATHER

APPENDIX H

ROADNET EVALUATION

APPENDIX I

CONVERSION TABLES

APPENDIX J

ROAD MOVEMENT PLANNING

APPENDIX K

CONTROLLING MOTOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

APPENDIX L

CONTAINER INSPECTION CHECKLIST

APPENDIX M

MOBILIZATION MOVEMENT AND CONTROL

APPENDIX N

MILITARY VEHICLE AXLE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION FORMULAS AND PERCENTAGES

APPENDIX O

OVEHICLE HARDENING

APPENDIX P

SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONVOY WARNING SIGNS

APPENDIX Q

SAMPLE CONVOY BRIEFING

APPENDIX R

CONVOY COMMANDER'S REPORT

APPENDIX S

COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY

APPENDIX T

TRAILER INSPECTION CHECKLIST


GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHENTICATION

CHANGE 1 AUTHENTICATION


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 55-30, 14 March 1980; FM 55-2, 31 Jan 1985; FM 55-312, 3 Apri 1991.

Editor's NOTE: This version of FM 55-10 makes use of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) for certain forms. PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems.

 



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