MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
of motor vehicles
FM 25-10 and AR
a. General The is conducted in con- 850-15. Maintenance
second echelon maintenance. For maintenance, see appendix III.
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