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551-721-1359 - Operate a Vehicle in a Convoy

Standards: Operate the vehicle according to specific instructions from the convoy or march unit commander. Correctly maintain established convoy interval and speed. Correctly react to, and relay, all hand signals and follow all highway warning and regulatory signs, according to FM 21-305. Perform all requirements without injury to personnel or damage to equipment.

 


Conditions:
Given a briefing by the convoy
commander, a vehicle with before-operation maintenance
performed,
hearing
protection
(as needed). Task must
be performed under the march unit
commanders
supervision.


Standards:
Operate the vehicle
according
to specific instructions from the convoy
or march unit commander.
Correctly maintain established
convoy interval and speed.
Correctly
react
to, and relay, all hand
signals and
follow all highway warning and
regulatory signs, according
to FM 21-305. Perform
all requirements without injury
to personnel
or damage to equipment.


Performance Steps


1.   
Start
the engine upon
receiving the signal or
the order from the march unit commander.


a. 
 
Refer to the vehicle
technical manual for
starting procedures.


b. 
 
Fasten seat
belt for operator and all
passengers
(if equipped).


c. 
 
Wear hearing
protection while operating
vehicle.


2.   
Set
the vehicle in motion upon receiving
signal or order
to move out. Refer to vehicle technical manual
for proper
procedures.


3.   
Operate
the vehicle at the prescribed
speed and
within the proper interval
between vehicles.
Follow guidance from convoy
or

serial/march
unit commander.


4.   
Acknowledge
hand signals by adjusting speed,
interval, and position accordingly.


5.   
Relay
hand signals
received
from the march unit commander
to other drivers.


6. 
 
Park the vehicle,
during halts, as directed.


7. 
 
Perform during-operation
preventive maintenance
checks.


8. 
 
Check vehicle
load, during halts, for security
(if loaded).


9.   
Shutdown
engine (unless
told otherwise by supervisor
or serial/march
unit commander).

a. 
 
Refer to vehicle technical
manual for proper
shutdown procedures.


b. 
 
Chock vehicle
wheels,
as necessary.


10.

Resume
vehicle convoy operations
(steps 1 through
6). Follow signals
or orders
from serial/march unit commander.


11.

Shutdown engine
at destination (repeat
step 9). Refer to vehicle technical
manual for
proper procedures.


12.
Perform after-operation
preventive maintenance
checks.


a. 
 
Refer to vehicle
technical manual for proper
procedures.

b. 
 
Follow additional
guidance
from supervisor
or serial/march
unit commander.


Evaluation
Preparation:

Setup: Set up the convoy with
six vehicles at the starting point.
Select a route for the convoy, which
will not interfere with the regular
traffic. Use a
noncommissioned officer
(NCO) trained
in convoy procedures
to act as the convoy
commander.
Have the convoy commander
brief the Soldier
on convoy operations.

Brief Soldier:
Tell the Soldier to follow the
instructions
given in the convoy commanders
briefing.

 

Performance Measures GO NOGO
1. 
 
Started the
engine
upon receiving
the signal,
or the order, from
the march unit commander
____ ____

2. 
 
Set the vehicle in motion.
____ ____

3.   
Operated
the vehicle at prescribed
speed
and within the proper interval between
vehicles.
____ ____

4.   
Acknowledged
hand signals
by adjusting
speed, interval, and
position.
____ ____

5.   
Relayed
hand signals
received from the march unit commander.
____ ____

6. 
 
Parked vehicle,
during halts, as directed.
____ ____

7.   
Performed
during-operation
preventive maintenance checks.
____ ____

8. 
 
Checked
vehicle load, during halts,
for security.
____ ____

9.   
Shutdown
engine (unless
told otherwise by supervisor
or march unit commander).
____ ____

10.

Resumed
vehicle convoy
operations (repeated step 1
through 6).
____ ____


11.
Shutdown vehicle at destination
(repeated step 9).

____ ____

12.

Performed
after-operation preventive
maintenance checks.

____

____

 


Evaluation
Guidance:

Score the Soldier GO if all performance

measures
a
re passed. Score the Soldier NO GO
if any performance
measure is failed. If any performance
measure
is failed, tell the Soldier
what was
done wrong and how to do it
correctly.

Required References Related References
  • FM 21-305
  • FM 4-01.30

  • FM 55-15

  • FM 55-30

  • TM 9-2320260-10

  • TM 9-2320272-10

  • TM 9-2320279-10-1

  • TM 9-2320279-10-2

  • TM 9-2320280-10

  • TM 9-2320283-10

  • TM 9-2320360-10

  • TM 9-2320364-10

  • TM 9-2320365-10

  • TM 9-2320366-10-1

  • TM 9-2320366-10-2

  • TM
    9-2330357-14&P

  • TM
    9-2330385-14