The United States Armed forces own and operate over 50,000 heavy trucks and transport vehicles, which include water/fuel tank trucks, semi-tractor trailers, troop transports, heavy equipment transports, and passenger buses. Motor Transport Operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo.
Duties performed in this MOS include:
Operates all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways for support of combat operations. Manages entrucking and detrucking of personnel being transported. Oversees and checks proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers. Secures 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. Performs vehicle self-recovery and field expedients to include towing vehicles. Corrects or reports all vehicle deficiencies; supports mechanics where necessary. Prepares vehicles for movement/shipment by air, rail, or vessel.
Provides guidance to subordinates 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. http://usmilitary.about.com/
And ... on to 29 Palms - 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion