If the convoy is moving through an area of high threat, combat
This may include the provision of air cover or support.
Even when such
direct support is not provided, the convoy commander should know how to
obtain such support in an emergency.
Rest stops must be designated along the way.
These must be
located so that the convoy does not interfere with other highway movements.
Additionally, there may be a requirement for the convoy to remain overnight
due to the length of the move. These locations should be selected ahead of
time. For reasons both of security and to preclude interference with other
highway movements, it is ideal for these locations to be with friendly units
along the route. This must be well coordinated ahead of time.
Provisions must be made ahead of time with support units for the
decontamination of both personnel and equipment when operating in an NBC
environment. Decontamination of a large, or even medium, sized convoy is a
major operation. Where such support is located, and how it can be obtained,
must be determined ahead of time.
Traffic Scheduling Principles.
Any convoy movement, and many individual moves, will be subjected to
In scheduling highway movements, certain principles are
followed. The purpose of these principles is to move the maximum amount of
highway traffic as quickly as possible with the minimum amount of confusion,
are followed are discussed below.
Intra-area movements begin and end in the same area.
accomplished by the HTD for that area.
Inter-area movements begin in one area and end in another.
Inter-area movements are coordinated between all the HTD involved. The HTD
in the area where the movement starts grants the movement credit and assigns
the movement number.
A round-trip that is finished in 24 hours or less is treated
as one movement. If the round-trip takes more than 24 hours,
it is treated as two different movements.