Sample Traffic Control Plan.
In addition to plans and regulations, there are other administrative
methods used to gain the best use of the road network.
One of the most
important is movement credits. It allows the HTD to regulate traffic volume
over selected routes.
The system is so important that it has been
standardized among the members of NATO. This is done through a series of
standardization agreements (STANAG), which will be referred to throughout
Each column moving over certain portions of the road network must
request a movement credit. The HTD issues movement credits for supervised,
dispatch, and, when needed, reserved routes.
Based on the commander's
priorities and the situation, movement credits may also be required for
certain other movements.
When this is the case, it will be directed in
local SOPs, orders, or regulations. Movement credits may be issued for one
vehicle or a column of vehicles.
A movement credit carries a movement number, or an identification
This number is used to identify the column during its
entire movement. It is often referred to informally as "the convoy number."