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88M Transportation Supervisor
Serves as Transportation Supervisor; responsible for the doctrinal training, moral, health and welfare of 15 Soldiers and 10 Civilian staff members; plans, and coordinates worldwide movement of personnel, units, and equipment via military, and commercial transport; maintains worldwide visibility over the movement of personnel, equipment, and supplies in support of EUCOM, and AFRICOM area of operations; responsible for the maintenance, and accountability of MTOE and TDA equipment valued at $2 million.

88M20 Dispatcher
Soldier serves as the unit's Dispatcher. They are responsible for maintaining all vehicle log books and Track miles for each mission. They are responsible to maintain up to date records of every soldier's military driver licenses, Accident Avoidance classes and civilian Driver's license. They must keep good records for individual driver's mileage critical for awards and badge recommendations.

88M Assistant Truck Master
Served as an Assistant Truck Master in a Medium/Heavy Truck Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 08-10 in Multi National Corps Iraq West (MNCI-W); responsible for licensing and safety of 157 Soldiers: responsible for the safe transport of all classes of supply to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division and the 10th Sustainment Brigade: responsible for tracking and cordinating the company's Convoy Logistics Patrols (CLP): responsible for the daily accountability and equipment reports. Primary advisor to the Truck Master on all operational missions within the command.

88M Materiel Movement NCO
Served as Materiel Movement NCO in the 574th Quarter Master Support Company, 18th CSSB; providing logistical sustainment support in the USAREUR theater of operation; responsible for section equipment worth over $65,000; responsible for assisting the training, planning and scheduling of drivers training for the company; as team chief, responsible for the training, health and welfare of four Soldiers and their family members.

88M Movements Supervisor / Shipyard Supervisor
Served as the Movements Supervisor and Shipyard Supervisor for the Contingency Operating Base Q-West Central Receiving and Shipping Point (CRSP) yard providing support throughout Multinational Division North Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10; ensured the health and welfare of three Soldiers and their Families; accountable for the upkeep and maintenance of two M871A1 trailers, one M916, one 10K Generator and one 15K Generator with a property book value of $1,000,000; responsible for equipment in the CRSP yard in transit to combat units with a value reaching over $20,000,000.

88M40 Brigade Motor Sergeant/Logistics NCO/BTT Maintenance Advisor
Serves as Brigade Motor Sergeant and Logistics NCO for the US Army's Iraqi Border Police (IBP) Brigade Border Transition Team (BTT). Serves as mentor, advisor, and trainer to the Iraqi Brigade Maintenance Officer. Responsible for developing and implementing the Brigade's maintenance program. Responsible for the IBP's maintenance, receipt, and issue of over 70 military and civilian vehicles valued in excess of $2M. Serves as BTT Motor Sergeant for all internal team equipment valued in excess of $300K

88M10 Vehicle Driver
Operates M915A1 and other assigned wheeled vehicles under all driving conditions throughout Afghanistan. Transfers equipment and personnel between Bagram Army Air Field, Ports of Entry, and remote bases. Documents all operational actions and coordinates with dispatcher to maintain efficiency and readiness. Performs daily PMCS and identifies equipment failures. Performs and records minor maintenance actions. Complies with all safety regulations and procedures. Ensures proper vehicle loading and care.

88M10 Vehicle Driver
Operates assigned vehicles over varied terrain in support of combat operations. Manages loading and unloading of personnel and equipment and protects cargo against damage. Operates vehicle material handling equipment (MHE), as required. Employs land navigation techniques. Maintains qualification with radios and vehicle-mounted weapons. Performs vehicle self-recovery and field expedients to include towing. Corrects or reports all vehicle deficiencies. Prepares vehicles for shipment by air, rail, or vessel.

Supervises drivers performing preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on vehicles. Operates in the truck terminal as a squad leader. Trains new drivers and manages the driver sustaimnent training program. Plans, organizes, and operates a motor vehicle convoy. Performs convoy route reconnaissance. Commands a convoy march unit or serial. Supervises transporting of all types of cargo. Posts and controls guards used to prevent pilferage and vandalism of cargo and equipment. Takes charge of vehicle recovery. Supervises personnel preparing vehicles for deployment

88M30 Transportation NCO
Supervises enlisted and contract personnel in the maintenance and operation of a vehicle fleet worth over $30M. Coordinates with ARFOR and other tenant units to provide required support. Budgets for fuel, equipment, and personnel and ensures all resources necessary for operations are available. Schedules and prepares convoys carrying critical equipment and passengers. Operates transport service serving more than 60K personnel annually. Identifies equipment failures and implements and tracks PMCS inspections.

88M Motor vehicle operators, serve in almost every unit in the Army. They are in artillery units driving ammo and transportation units driving everything. Males are usually assigned to the P1 (Infantry) support platoons. That could mean 5-ton trucks or HEMTTs. Regardless of gender, 88Ms can be assigned at the support battalion level moving cargo and fuel to the P1 units with larger vehicles like the M915. Or at the Group level, doing theater support with all kinds of heavy trucks. Soldiers in the Reserves drive whatever vehicle the assigned unit has since the Reserves have no P1 units themselves. Typical trucks driven are M915s or HETs. Most reserves are assigned to a transportation unit where the most commonly driven truck is the M915A3. An older truck, the M931A2, is also still used. 88Ms do a lot of driver training, coupling and dropping trailers, securing loads, and train constantly on convoy defense. There will also be a lot of common Soldier skills training.

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88M Soldier's Manual and Trainer's Guide

88M Soldier's Manual and Trainer's Guide Alternate Source

USA Transportation Center NCO Academy Student Guide

CMF 88 Transportation   -This link lists Duty Descriptions for all Skill Levels.



E-5 - E-6/SGT, SSG




  • HET Vehicle Driver
  • Couriers
  • Heavy Vehicle Driver
  • Dispatcher
  • Vehicle Driver
  • Driver
  • HET Driver
  • Couriers
  • Heavy Vehicle Driver
  • Assistant Truckmaster
  • Section Sergeant
  • WTU Squad Leader
  • Squad Leader
  • Senior Driver
  • Driver-testing Sergeant
  • Logistic NCO Trainer
  • WTU Platoon Sergeant
  • Platoon Sergeant
  • Truckmaster
  • Master Driver( WHTA)
  • Detachment Sergeant
  • Operations Sergeant
  • Highway Operations Sergeant
  • Fleet Management NCO
  • Logistic NCO Trainer
  • First Sergeant
  • Career Management NCO
  • Career Advisor
  • Operations Sergeant
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Plans NCO
  • Marine Maintenance Sergeant

Skill Level 1

  • Complete DD Form 518 and SF 91 Accident Forms
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks
  • Perform Coupling Operations
  • Operate Vehicle in a Convoy
  • Operate Vehicle With Standard or Automatic/Semiautomatic Transmission
  • Back Vehicle With Semitrailer
  • Perform as Wheeled Vehicle Ground Guide Day or Night
  • Operate Palletized Load System
  • Operate the Movement Tracking System (MTS)
  • Operate the Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE)
  • Load and Unload Passengers for Transport in a Truck
  • Perform Tiedown Procedures
  • Perform Load/Unload Operations With Truck Palletized Load System (PLS) in Automatic Mode
  • Transfer Flatrack Onto/From Palletized Load System (PLS) Trailer Using the Load Handling System (LHS)
  • Conduct Loading/Unloading Operations in Manual Mode
  • Conduct Loading/Unloading Operations Using Container Handling Unit (CHU)
  • Conduct Container Roll-In/Roll-Out Platform (CROP) Load/Unload Operations
  • Operate Cargo Vehicle on Secondary Roads/Trails/Cross-country
  • Operate Vehicle With Semitrailer on Secondary Roads/Trails/Cross-country
  • Operate Vehicle Under Adverse Conditions
  • Operate Vehicle With or Without Trailer/Semitrailer Under Blackout Conditions
  • Read Strip Maps

Skill Level 2

    Perform Dispatcher Duties
    Remove and Replace a Tire on a Wheeled Vehicle and Trailer
  • Operate the M1070/M1000 Semitrailer Combination With Disabled Bogie
  • Operate the Gas Particulate Filter Unit (GPFU) on the M1070 Tractor
  • Operate the APU on the M1000 Semitrailer
  • Adjust the Gooseneck on the M1000 Semitrailer
  • Adjust the Platform Height on the M1000 Semitrailer
  • Operate the Loading Ramps on the M1000 Semitrailer
  • Manually Steer the M1000 Semitrailer
  • Prepare Vehicle for Inclement Weather Operation
  • Perform Coupling Operations With a Pintle-Connected Trailer
  • Operate Vehicle-Mounted Crane
  • Conduct Refueling Operations Using Tactical Refueling Vehicles
  • Assist in Loading/Unloading a Tracked/Wheeled Vehicle Onto/From Semitrailer
  • Assist in Loading/Unloading a Tracked/Wheeled Vehicle Onto/From a Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET)
  • Transport Classified/Sensitive Cargo
  • Assist in Ammunition Loading/Unloading Operations on a Transporter
  • Transport Dangerous Cargo on a Transporter
  • Self-Recover a Wheeled Vehicle
  • Prepare Vehicle for Tactical Operations
  • Implement Defensive Procedures When Under Attack/Ambush in a Truck Convoy
  • Operate Vehicle in a Contaminated Area
  • Operate Night Vision Devices

Skill Level 3


  • Supervise Driver Training Program
  • Supervise Personnel Performing Vehicle Recovery
  • Supervise Operation of Vehicle-mounted Crane
  • Supervise Personnel Loading/Unloading Equipment/Cargo Onto/From Vehicle and Semitrailer
  • Supervise Preparation of Vehicle for Movement or Shipment
  • Review Vehicle Accident Reports


  • Supervise Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services


  • Enforce Driver Safety Rules and Techniques
  • Perform Duties as Serial/March Unit Commander
  • Instruct the Use of Maps in Motor Transport Operations
  • Operate the Movement Tracking System (MTS) Control Station


  • Drive A Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) on Improved Roads
  • Load Able/Disabled Tracked/Wheeled Vehicles Onto a Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET)
    Unload Able/Disabled Tracked/Wheeled Vehicles Off a Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET)

Skill Level 4

  • Manage Driver Training Program
  • Manage Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
  • Manage Motor Pool Operations
  • Establish Motor Transport Safety Program
  • Prepare Unit Load Plans
  • Serve as Convoy Commander
  • Conduct Reconnaissance of Convoy Route
  • Plan Truck Company Base of Operation Area
  • Prepare Truck Battalion Operation Order (OPORD)
  • Prepare a Fragmentary Order for a Truck Platoon
  • Coordinate Engineer Requirements to Support a Truck Battalion OPLAN/OPORD
  • Prepare Map Overlay

Skill Level 9

  • Transport General Cargo in Trailer/Semitrailer

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