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Truck Loading Reference Data (March1944)

Truck Loading Reference Data (March1944)

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E?2SB1TCS DATAHEADQUARTERS ETDUSAQETICS
CP TES
CEI3F
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TShlTSPORTATIOlTliOTOR TRANSPORT DIVISIOHMABOH
1944
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HEADQUARTERS ETOUSAOFFICE
OF
THE CHIEF
OF
TRANSPORTATIONMOTOR TRANSPORT DIVISIONKxroh 1944The purpose of this pamphlbt
is to
assist motor officers and dispatchersin making accurate and efficient truck allocations when called upon to movelargo quantities
of
army supplies
in
fiold operations.
Tho
list
of
supplyitems includes those most likely
to be
shipped by truck
in
largo quantitiesfrom depots
to
ports, from ports
to
base depots and from the latter
to
branch
depots.
The item nomenclature, unit pack and cubic volume aro shown in tho firstfour columns
and
tho remaining columns show tho number of unit packs that
can
bo loaded on various cargo vehicles. Tho four vehicles considorod are tho 1-tontrailer,
tho
2|pton
6x6
truck,
a
5-ton
cargo truck
or
trailor and tho 10-tonsoini-trailor*
In
caculating allowablo loads, both weight aid. volume woreconsidered*
And
astorisk
(*)
before
an
it on indicates that tho lead limit for
al
tho vehicles considorod
is
dotorminod
by
volumo rathor than by
woight,
TOion
ho
astorisk appears after
a
load figure,
it
indicatos that tho load for only that
\
particular vehicle
is
limited
by
volumo*
Tho
symbol
jtf
before
an
itom indicatos
"'
that tho overall longth
is
such as
to
roquiro
a
vohiclo with
a
body longer thantho standard 2j~ton truck.The weight-load and tho cubic capacity
of
tho various vohiclos used
as a
basis for calculations aro
as
follows;Woight Load Total Body Capacity Usoablo Body(pounds) (Cubic Foot) Capaoity (Cu,Ft)1-ton trailor2000
110 88
2-J-ton cargo truck• 6000
400 320
5-ton
cargo truck or trailor
10000400
or
moro320
or
moro
10-ton scmi-trailor
20000
938 750
To allow for irregularities of packages, it was assumed that the usoablo bodycapacity would bo only 80 porcont of the total body capacity.In addition to tho abovo vehicles, a largo numbor of 2^-ton 6x6 cab-ovorongino trucks with 15 and 17 foot t>£d£oa will
ho
ueod. Tho total cubic capacityof tho 15-foot body is 500 cubic feet and of the 17-foot body 575 cubic foot.Whon either modol is used for transporting heavy items (thoso weighing noro than31 pounds per cubic foot), tho load por truck -Brill bo the same as thc.t shown fortho standard 2j-ton truck. In tho case of bulky items, however, (thoso narkedwith an asterisk) tho load for the 15 foot cab-over-engine truck will be approximately the samo as tho combined load indicated for tho 1-ton trailor and thostandard 2j*ton truck.
-X
 
In using tho tables doc.ling with ordnance items
ono
#Lould boar
in
mindthat thoro
aro
often several different uodols
of
the same typo gun and difforontkinds
of
ammunition
of
tho samo caliber which vary slightly in weight
or
cube.Those slight variations havo boon omitted bcccu.se thoy wcro considorcd
to bo too
small
to
substantially effect loading plans, Othor discrepancios
nay be
notedin tho field
due to
ro-packing,
the
inclusion
of
British packs, changes
in tho
standard specifications since theso computations wore made
or duo to
changes
in
tho sizoor stylo
of
amphibious packs.Experimental work
in
developing standard palletized
or
skid loads
is.
now in
progress
for
selected itoms which nust
bo
landed
on
beaches
in
tho oarly stages
of
an operation. Those skid loads will weigh approximately 3000 pounds
and
tiro
of
such units will normally constitute
a
load
for the
standard
2-g-ton
truck,Ilothods
and
principles
of
proper loading
of
vehicles
are
adequately covorodin othor publications
and
consequently will only
bo
mentioned hero, Attontionis directed especially
to
Paragraphs 86-90
of
tho Drivers Iknual (T!I 10-460)
and
to
tho
provisions
of AR
850-20
and
TJ.i
9-1900
concerning tho handling
of
gasolinoand explosives.
The
practivo
of
loading only
ono
commodity
or
typo
of
packagein
a
vohicle
-
commodity lop.ding
-
should
bo
followed whenever possible.
In
tho case
of
certain commodities such c.s butter
and
smoked moats, gasoline
and
rations,
ots,, this
is
necessary
to
avoid contamination, Iftxod loads also createconfusion and loss
of
time
at tho
receiving depot
and
necessitates sorting,reloading
and
transfers within tho .dopot,s/ Loron
A*
Aycrst/ L0RE1T A. ATERS
Lt,
Col,,
TC
AACOT
-
lfi£
Div,
INDEX-SECTIO I
BRJUJCH
OF ST3RVICE
PAGE
QUARTERI^STERsSubsistenceClothing
Jlquipago, Individual EquipmentEquipago,
11
seellanoous OrganizationalRegular SuppliesPOL Products51011121313
ORDNANCE!
Small AnasAmmunitionBombs and Accossorios

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