Highway Regulating Point Teams (HRPT).
In order to exercise control over the various types of routes, and to
provide information, the appropriate transportation unit may establish
teams (HRPT) from the theater army movements control agency (TAMCA) or the
the traffic regulation plan and to report road and convoy status.
monitor and report the progress of convoys, and relay instructions from the
HTD to convoy commanders.
They may also be required to perform traffic
control functions when MPs are not available.
When the host nation
regulates the highways, they are used to provide liaison.
Traffic Control Posts (TCPs).
TCPs are set up at critical points along the MSR to control the
movement of vehicles and personnel. They prevent delays and congestion and
ensure that movement priorities are kept.
TCPs enforce rules and
regulations. Often they make adjustments for unscheduled road movements and
make minor rerouting if necessary. They also serve as an information post
and provide a communication link.
MP maintain surveillance of friendly
movements when requested by the MCO or HTD.
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
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 it 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.