also be considered. As with most procedures, when in doubt, it is better to
coordinate than miss an element.
Some of the elements and the type of
support they might provide a convoy commander are discussed below.
a. Military/Civil Police
Police agencies are responsible for providing traffic control along
the route; Close coordination and cooperation can expedite the movement of
convoy and keep it on schedule. In certain cases, the police may provide an
escort for a convoy. This would depend on the convoy's priority, cargo, and
the availability of police to conduct the escort.
Many units do not have organic medical personnel. Medical support
may be attached to the convoy for the movement.
Another type of medical
support is the use of aid stations along the route. These are established
by the area commander.
Should neither of these be available, the convoy
commander should know where and how to request aid enroute.
In some situations, the area commander may provide roving
d. Combat Elements
If the convoy is moving through an area of high threat, combat units
include the provision of air cover or support. Even when direct support is
not provided, the convoy commander should know how to obtain such support in
Traffic Scheduling Principles.
Any convoy movement, and many individuals 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.
a. Intra-area Movements
Intra-area movements are movements which begin and end in the same
They are accomplished by the HTD for that area.