MOS 88M—Motor Transport Operator

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 88M, Motor Transport Operator:

PULHES: 222222
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: OF: 85
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 7 weeks at Ft Leonardwood, Missouri
Other Requirements

Motor Transport Operator (MOS 88M) Description / Major Duties:

The motor transport operator supervises or operates wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo.

Duties for MOS 88M at each skill level are:

MOSC 88M1O. Operates all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways for support of combat operations. Manage entrucking and detrucking of personnel being transported. Oversees and checks proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers. Secure cargo against inclement weather, pilferage, and damage. Operates vehicle component material handling equipment (MHE), as required. Employs land navigation techniques. Must be knowledgeable with the operation of radios and weapons when they are mounted on the vehicle. Perform vehicle self recovery and field expedients to include towing vehicles. Corrects or reports all vehicle deficiencies; supports mechanics where necessary. Prepares vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel.

MOSC 88M2O. Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate in accomplishing their duties. Organizes and participates in convoys. Dispatches vehicles; verifies vehicle logbooks. Receives and fills requests from authorized persons for motor transport. Compiles time, mileage and load data. Operate the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Transport (HEMTT), Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), and Palletized Loading System (PLS) vehicles to include performing self recovery operations.

MOSC 88M30. Supervises drivers performing preventive maintenance Check, and services (PMCS) on vehicles. Operate in the truck terminal as a squad leader. Trains new drivers and manages the driver sustainment training program. Plans, organizes, and operates a motor vehicle convoy. Perform convoy route reconnaissance. Commands a convoy march unit or serial. Supervise transporting of all types of cargo. Posts and controls guards used to prevent pilferage and vandalism of cargo and equipment. Takes charge of vehicle recovery. Supervise personnel preparing vehicles for deployment.

MOSC 88M40. Provide professional support and technical guidance to all Army soldiers requiring motor transport. Plans, manages, and monitors unit motor transport operations as the truckmaster. Establishes and organizes the unit motor park. Prepares and implements the truck company security and defense plan. Prepares map overlays. Receives and distributes highway motor transport missions. Assembles and prepares highway reconnaissance data for motor convoy transport. Supervises and directs unit dispatching of vehicles. Coordinates engineer requirements to support a truck battalion.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 88M:

(1) Color discrimination of red / green.

(2) Must have a valid State motor vehicle license (not due to expire prior to completion of AIT).

(3) MOS qualification may be attained by meeting the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program (ACASP) criteria per paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) below:
(a) Have 2 years of experience as driver of vehicles rated at 5 tons and higher.
(b) Have a valid State motor vehicle license.
(c) Must successfully complete a 4 week follow-on transportation training course after basic training.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 88M:

N8—Combat Service Support Automation Management Office (CSSAMO) (skill level 2 thru 4 only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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