PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT--Continued
Water in compartments.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
To ensure use of all assigned material, rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep
equipment in operational condition and reduce maintenance effort.
REMOVAL FROM ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Remove preservative materials. Perform the next scheduled maintenance service and prepare
equipment for service in accordance with instructions on DD Form 1397 and in this manual.
Resume the maintenance service schedule in effect after the commencement or storage as in
accordance with DD Form 314. Refer to DA PAM 738-750.
PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPMENT
When shipping the semitrailer, the officer in charge of preparing the shipment will be responsible for
furnishing the material in serviceable condition, properly cleaned, processed, packaged, and packed.
Transport the semitrailer in accordance with TM 55-2350-293-14.
Removal of Preservatives Prior to Shipment
Personnel removing vehicle from storage for shipment must not remove preservatives other than to make
sure the material is complete and serviceable. If preservatives have been removed, they must be
restored to the prescribed level of preservation prior to shipment.
Army Shipping Documents
Prepare all Army shipping documents in accordance with AR 55-355.
When prepared for rail transportation, the vehicle's height
and width must not exceed limitations prescribed for particular
railway lines. Whenever possible, consult local transportation
officers about limitations of particular railroad lines to be used
for movement in order to avoid delays, dangerous conditions,
or damage to equipment.
When the vehicle is shipped by rail, take every precaution to see that it is properly loaded, blocked,
and securely fastened to the flatcar floor.
Inspect flatcar prior to loading. Make sure flatcar is in suitable condition to carry loads safely.
Prepare the flatcar for loading by removing debris, previous blocking, nails, and other obstructions.
Inspect the flatcar for loose or broken floor planks. If found unsatisfactory, reject the flatcar for use.