Place warning kit devices at the head and tail of the column,
unless vehicles are completely off the highway and road
shoulder. Leave flashing warning lights in operation and the
Post a guard behind the trail party with
proper warning devices to alert, but not direct, approaching
Do not permit convoy personnel, with the exception of guards
posted at the head and tail of each halted march element, on
the traffic side of vehicles except to perform prescribed
Make sure drivers and assistant drivers perform prescribed at-
halt vehicle maintenance and check the security of cargo.
Ensure deficiencies that the vehicle crew cannot correct are
reported to the serial commander.
When departing a rest area, post guards at least 50 yards
(45.7 meters) behind the last vehicle to warn traffic.
police support is provided, you will not need the guards.
Convoy vehicles must return to the highway as rapidly and
safely as possible.
REST HALTS ON EXPRESSWAY
Information on the location of rest areas and their truck parking
capacities on expressways should be available in your office.
must enter the designated federal or state rest areas planned for
convoys in Item 20 of DD Form 1265 (Request for Convoy Clearance).
Only emergency stopping is authorized on expressways; however, you
may use official rest areas for scheduled halts of military convoys.
On most expressways, these areas are located at 25-to 30-mile
intervals. Normally, separate parking areas within the rest area are
designated for truck and passenger car parking. You must ensure that
the convoy uses the portion reserved for trucks.
Also, ensure that
there is space for other vehicles. Convoy vehicles should not occupy
more than 50 percent of the truck parking space at any time. If the
number of trucks in a convoy exceeds 50 percent of the truck parking
area, organize the column into serials.
Maintain a sufficient time
gap between serials to allow one to clear a rest area before the
following serial arrives.
Or you may schedule convoy serials into
different rest areas; however, this separates serials to such an
extent that control is reduced.