To properly evaluate the need for special hauling permits, you must
be able to--
review the operations order to determine if cargo being
transported is dangerous/hazardous or if loaded vehicles are
complete DD Form 1266 (Request for Special Hauling Permit).
complete DD Form 626 (Motor Vehicle Inspection) and review DD
Form 836 (Special Instructions for Motor Vehicle Drivers).
PART A - REVIEW THE OPERATIONS ORDER TO DETERMINE IF CARGO
BEING TRANSPORTED IS DANGEROUS/HAZARDOUS OR IF LOADED
VEHICLES ARE OVERSIZED/OVERWEIGHT
Your first action is to review the operations order to determine if
cargo being transported is classified as dangerous/hazardous or if
loaded vehicles are oversized/overweight.
and oversized/overweight vehicles require special handling and
DETERMINE IF CARGO IS DANGEROUS/HAZARDOUS
Along with equipment, supplies, and subsistence, the US Army
generally defined as substances that pose a risk to the health and
safety of personnel and to the condition of property.
"dangerous" and "hazardous" are used interchangeably in most
descriptions and regulations. To differentiate between these terms,
we will define "dangerous" material as that which poses a threat to
persons and property as a result of impact or combination with other
flammable liquids, and other volatile and unstable substances combine
with chemicals, gases (including air), liquids (including water), or
"Hazardous" material is that which poses a threat to persons
and property as a result of its nature.
includes caustic and poisonous gases, corrosive and poisonous
liquids, caustic chemicals, and radioactive substances.
When reviewing the operations order, look for the type of cargo to be
transported. If the order specifies dangerous or hazardous material,
you will need to prepare a special hauling permit.