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Chapter 3

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

31. MOTOR

MAINTENANCE.

maintenance

of motor vehicles

formity with

FM 25-10 and AR

a. General The is conducted in con- 850-15. Maintenance

within

the

regiment

is normally

limited

to first

and

second echelon maintenance. For maintenance, see appendix III.

echelons

of

motor

b. First echelon maintenance. First echelon main- tenance is that performed by truck drivers using tools and supplies available on their vehicles. It in- cludes correct driving; servicing with gasoline, oil, water, and air; inspecting; cleaning and lubricating; tightening and minor adjustments; and care of tools and accessories. The commander of each company to which motor vehicles are organically assigned is responsible for the direction and supervision of first echelon maintenance of those vehicles. He assigns definite maintenance duties to truck drivers and prohibits them from doing other maintenance work except in emergencies. The truck driver is respon- sible to the company commander for preventive maintenance functions within the limits of his abil- ity and the time and equipment available to him. He

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