consider the recovery capability of 5-ton tractors (bobtail) and 2
1/2-ton cargo trucks without trailers equipped with tow bars.
availability of these vehicles will leave wreckers free for the
recovery of more critically damaged equipment. One tractor truck for
A radio mounted in the wrecker enables the
convoy commander to effectively control vehicle recovery without
being physically present.
This provides greater flexibility in the
PART C - SELECT HALT LOCATIONS BEFORE THE CONVOY DEPARTS
On long trips, it is usually necessary to make one or more scheduled
identify halt locations; or you may select them yourself based on map
Once you identify the halt locations, you must include
this data in your orders and plot them on road movement graphs. On
dispatch routes, highway regulation points may include a refueling
station, dining and maintenance facilities, and temporary quarters.
When such facilities are available, you must prescribe on the
operations order exactly where halts will be made.
You must also
consider personal comfort when selecting locations for long halts.
Ensure that halt locations are in relatively secure areas and, when
possible, under the surveillance of security forces.
REST HALTS ON CONVENTIONAL HIGHWAYS
Schedule rest halts so that the convoy can halt for 15 minutes at the
end of the first hour and 10 minutes every 2 hours thereafter. You
can make minor adjustments to this schedule when a suitable area is
not available at these times. On conventional highways with adequate
off-shoulder parking, rest halts normally do not present a problem.
However, you must take the following precautions:
Do not select rest
Avoid areas on curves or reverse sides of hills.
Leave enough room to allow vehicles to park off the paved
portion of the road and return to the road safely.
Ensure that there is a minimum
meters) between parked vehicles.