Request for Convoy Clearance.
When moving over selected routes and under certain locally
prescribed conditions, it is necessary to obtain a movement credit or
"convoy clearance." The unit making the move prepares DD Form 1265 (Request
for Convoy Clearance) shown in Figures 1-6 and 1-7.
The form is submitted through channels to the HTD within whose
area the movement will originate. The form itself serves two purposes. It
is a request and then becomes the authorization. The HTD uses it to grant
clearance and to issue instructions about the movement.
The unit that is
conducting the move initiates the form. When the HTD approves the request,
they issue a movement credit and movement number, plus any additional
instructions that may be required. Although normally submitted in writing,
in emergencies the information may be transmitted electrically or orally.
If the HTD is unable to grant the clearances at the time requested, it will
contact the requesting unit to arrange a different time and/or route.
Types of Convoy Control.
Control of motor movements can be done in two ways. First, it may be
done by the unit making the movement. Second, it may be accomplished by the
commander through whose area the convoy is moving.
It usually is a
combination of both.
This kind of control is always exercised during motor movements.
The unit commander whose vehicles are using the road makes sure that his
supervisors and drivers obey:
Rules of the road.
Traffic laws and regulations.
Time and distance gaps in the convoy.
Convoy commanders will want to learn all they can about control
policies in areas through which they will pass. This is an essential part
of convoy planning. Area control is planned by the HTD for the area. It is