Motor Movement Security.
a. Motor transportation is perhaps the most economical; therefore, it
is the primary mode for moving supplies. Most supplies can be transported by
this mode over trafficable terrain. In the combat zone, motor transportation
is the main mode for distribution operations. It is also the main mode for
Weather, terrain, or enemy action, however,
may present obstacles that interfere with over-the-road operations.
actual overall responsibility for the convoy is the convoy commanders.
b. Problem areas.
(1) Shortages in shipments create a major problem in motor
These shortages are caused by factors such as poor
accounting, improper handling, and lack of any method for spot checks. The
greatest chance for loss of cargo occurs at loading and unloading points. An
employee can give property to a truck driver and help in hiding it aboard a
truck for unauthorized removal.
(2) Most truck drivers and employees are honest, but a few of them
may succumb to temptation.
One example might be a receiving clerk who
certifies the receipt of property that the truck driver actually disposed of
before his arrival.
(3) Trash disposal and salvage disposal activities offer great
opportunities to unauthorized persons to take valuable materiel.
may be hidden in waste material to be recovered by a cohort who removes trash
from the post (See Figure 5-2). Serviceable or even new items of equipment
may be classified as salvage and stolen.
Example of trash/salvage disposal