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In a theater of operations, all modes of transport--air, rail, inland waterways, and motor--are used to move personnel, cargo, and unit equipment. Of these modes, motor transport is the most flexible. Motor transport supports movement requirements ranging from port clearance, tactical displacement, and distribution and retrograde of supplies and equipment throughout the depth of the battlefield. It also serves as the link between the other modes to support combat forces as far forward as possible.

This manual describes how motor transport units operate and the environment in which they operate. It incorporates changes to warfighting and support doctrine and equipment modernization. While this manual is designed primarily for motor transport units, the tactics, techniques, and procedures for convoy operations apply to most Army units under most operational conditions.

The Army's environmental strategy into the 21st century defines our philosophy and commitment in protecting and preserving the environment and natural resources for present and future generations. Sound environmental practices and considerations must be integrated into all Army documents, missions, and operations. In keeping with the Army's vision to be a national leader in environmental stewardship, commanders and leaders must ensure that all local, state, federal, and host nation laws and regulations pertaining to the environment are included in the planning process and strictly followed.

This publication implements the following international agreements:

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Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.


This publication contains copyrighted material reproduced with permission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (see Appendix E).



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