PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Section I. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
a. This chapter describes requirements for preparation of ECV vehicles and components for shipment
and limited storage.
b. When vehicles are shipped or stored, the officer in charge is responsible for preparing the vehicles in a
properly maintained and serviceable condition. Vehicles must be properly cleaned, preserved, painted, and
lubricated. Vehicles, componentry, and BII must be prepared and protected to prevent corrosion, deteriora-
tion, and physical damage.
a. Administrative storage is the placement of a units organic material in a limited care and preservation
status for short periods of time.
b. Instructions and requirements pertaining to administrative storage are found in DA Pam 738-750.
1 13-3. SECURIN
a. Equipment and vehicle security requirements are covered in AR 190-13 and AR 19051.
b. Cryptographic materials or COMSEC equipment will not be shipped with vehicles or remain in
vehicles in storage. Refer to AR 380-40 for information concerning COMSEC materials.
c. Access to materiel in storage should be strictly controlled to prevent unauthorized cannibalization or
pilferage. Refer to AR 750-l.
1 13-4. SPECIAL PACKAGING AND SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
b. Height and width of vehicles prepared for rail transportation must not exceed the limitations of
AR 700-K Whenever possible, local transportation personnel must be consulted about limitations of
particular railroad lines to be used for movement in order to avoid delays, dangerous conditions, or damage
c. Loading and blocking procedures must be in accordance with pamphlet number MD-7, Rules
Governing the Loading of Defense Materiel on Open-Top Cars, published by the Association of American
d. Loading and blocking of vehicles for highway shipment must be in accordance with Interstate
Commerce Commission Publication, Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
e. For specific instructions concerning loading and blocking of vehicles for air, land, or sea shipment,
refer to TM 55-2320-280-14.