Action: Discuss Convoy Procedures Condition: In a classroom setting, we will discuss the Convoy Procedures, ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE # 5 Standard: Discuss IAW AR 55-29, Military Convoy Operation, FM 21-305 Field
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Convoy Operation, FM 21-305 Field
Manual for Wheeled Vehicle Driver, FM
55-30 Army Motor Transport Unit &
Operation, and FL Regulation 55-2 Ft. Lewis
& I Corp’s Transportation Service.
motor vehicle operator in a convoy procedure in a
classroom environment Your unit Master Driver
Instructor or qualified personnel will conduct the actual
hands on training IAW your unit Mission Essential Task
Listing (METL) training.
personnel will conduct the actual hands on training.
A convoy is always organized for a specific purpose and according to a specific plan. It may be part of an overall plan to launch an attack against an enemy force. It may be a logistical move in which a group of vehicles pick up supplies from a railhead or ocean port and deliver them to a direct or general support unit.
ELEMENTS OF A CONVOY:
1. The march column
2. The serial
3. The march unit
b. A group of 5 or more vehicle organized for the purpose of control under a single commander
c. A group of 6 or more vehicles organized for the purpose of control under a single commander
d. A group of 7 or more vehicles organized for the purpose of control under a single commander.QUESTION:What is a Convoy?
d. 30A convoy that exceeds ___ vehicles should be broken down into serials and or marched units.
column, serial, and unit.
The convoy commanders for the column will carry a white and black flag. All flags will be mounted on the front left of the vehicle and must not interfere with the driver’s vision or any functional component of the vehicle.
a. Head, main body, and trail
b. Head, serial, and trail
c. March column, main body, and trail
d. March column, serial, and trailQUESTION:
The materials used for these two signs will be yellow reflective paint or sheeting, 16” X 50”, with a 3/8” black boarder. The letters will be 5” in height, non-reflective black, and centered.ØConvoy signs are also a mandatory marking for particular vehicles in a convoy.
2. Convoy driver will be given an opportunity for 8 hours of rest for each 10 hours of driving within 24hour period. Rest period will commence 12hours prior to departure of the convoy.CONVOY SAFETY:
All vehicles, regardless of size, will be equipped with the basic reflective warning devices, jack, jack handle, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and troop strap when transporting troop in the rear of the vehicle.Convoy Safety (Continued)
6. Each vehicle will carry a complete set of tire chains when traveling routes on which snow or ice conditions may be encountered.
7. All vehicles in a convoy will operate with their headlights on.(Continued)
9. Assistant drivers must remain awake at all times.
Passing one-another in a convoy is restricted unless
directed by the convoy/serial commander.
All vehicles in the convoy must maintain the directed
Road guides will wear high visibility devices.(Continued)
vehicle if your vehicle is parked on the shoulder
of the road.
Short halt will occur a minimum of 10 minutes for every two hours of driving. Longer halts, for dining and refueling are usually a minimum of 1 hour.
15. If you become separated from the rest of the convoy, stop and wait for recovery.(Continued)
2. Use roads the driver are familiar with
3. Dim your dash lights
4. Increase the recovery and towing capability of the
5. Avoid eye contact with a bright light
6. Allow a minimum of 30-45 minutes to reach
maximum dark adaptation.
7. Don’t smoke, smoking reduces your night vision(Continued)
To show the location of vehicles during blackout military vehicles are equipped with four blackout marker lights. Two of these lights are on the rear of the vehicle and he other two are on the front. They do not illuminate the road but indicate the position of a vehicle as much as 250 yards ahead, depending on the weather. They cannot be seen from the airplane flying higher than 400 feet. A fifth light, the blackout driving light is mounted near the left headlight. It furnishes a diffused light beam fore limited illumination when you are driving under blackout condition.
b. Carry a convoy flag
c. Operate their 4-way flashers
d. All of the aboveFront and rear vehicles in a March column, serial, and unit will:
c. Speed up
d. Everything is OK
A white light illuminating from each of the rear blackout markers on the vehicle in front of you, while operating in a night convoy, tells you to:
b. The correct distance
c. Too far away
If you see two red lights illuminating from each of the rear blackout markers on the vehicle in front of you, while operating in a night convoy you are:
As I stated in the introduction, you will be probably involved in convoy operation during your stay on Fort Lewis. Convoys are very effective when moving several vehicles from one place to another. However, special emphasis must be taken to ensure that you and your vehicle get there proper and safe.SUMMARY: