Driver Duty Descriptions

See also: MOS 88M Motor Transport Operator Duty Descriptions

Maintains qualification on all assigned vehicles; inspects and keeps vehicles in operating condition; tracks repairs and vehicle status; performs operator maintenance when necessary; researches and recommends safe routes; prepares for convoy operations; maintains communications at all times; operates in all weather to transport cargo and personnel; visually monitors routes for hazards and IEDs; records and reports issues with route or equipment; assists in recovery of inoperative vehicles; ensures the safety of cargo and crew.

VIP Driver
Coordinates with protocol office to obtain, maintain and update routes and schedules; maintains secure communications at all times; ensures vehicle readiness at all times and immediate response to calls for service; ensures clean interior; reports mechanical problems and tracks status; maintains accurate log, performs operator maintenance; operates in all weather; meets and transports distinguished visitors from and to various locations; stocks and distributes refreshments, maps, and local support information; ensures the safe and timely delivery of cargo and passengers.

Motor Transport Operator
Supervises two noncommissioned officers and ten Soldiers; plans, organizes, and performs combat logistic patrols; dispatches vehicles, verifies log books, receives and fills taskings for motor transport; compiles time, mileage, and load data for equipment and vehicles; responsible for the operation of three RG31/MRAPs, one M1117 ASV, and two M1151 HMMWVs valued in excess of $5,750,000.

Provides professional support and technical guidance to all Soldiers requiring motor transport; 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; supervises personnel preparing vehicles for deployment; trains constantly on convoy defense; prepares and implements the security and defense plans.

Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator
Performs duties as a Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator in a Heavy Equipment Transportation (HET) Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-12; responsible for the health, welfare, training, discipline, morale and accountability of 2 Soldiers; responsible for the maintenance and accountability of 1 Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) system, all assigned MTOE equipment and Basic Issue Items (BII) valued in excess of $550,000.

1-51. The driver is responsible for the combat readiness and tactical employment of their vehicle. The driver tactically maneuvers the vehicle as directed by the vehicle commander.

1-52. Drivers perform the preventive maintenance and operator checks of the vehicle and equipment. They maintain vehicle status of personnel, weapons, equipment, and petroleum, oils, and lubricants, and submit reports to the gunner.

1-53. The driver recognizes firing angle limitations and repositions the vehicle to eliminate them. They assume control of the vehicle in the absence of the crew and assist in navigating and maneuvering the vehicle. The driver is always looking for the next covered and concealed position during maneuvering and communicates it to the vehicle commander.

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