The COMSECOND/COMTHIRDNCB equipo goal
for PM-to-interim repair ratio is three scheduled PM
inspections to each interim repair.
The yard boss
provides the first step toward meeting this goal by
enforcing Operator Maintenance. Every operator
must keep assigned vehicles clean, safe, and in
serviceable condition. Daily, operators should inspect
fuel, oil, water, hydraulic fluids,
battery levels, tires, lug nuts, lights, drive belts,
mounted equipment, and exterior or interior damage.
Operators must usc their sense of smell, sight, and
feel while operating equipment and note defects on
the Hard Cards.
An ideal Equipment Managment Program
requires the yard boss review all Hard Cards and
NAVFAC 11260/4 forms for any deficiency. From
this review the yard boss determines if a repair should
be performed by the operator, evaluated by the
mechanic inspector, or to place the cards and forms in
the Trouble Reports File.
Sitting behind a desk is not the only job of a
transportation supervisor. Be active! Schedule
your work to ensure you are out in the yard
during prestart and post operations to reinforce
the Yard Boss Program. As the pool supervisor,
you should review what CESE the yard boss is
sending to the shop for repairs that can impact
the PM-to-repair ratio. Discuss priority equip-
with the operation and
fluids, tightening belts, changing light bulbs, and
lubricating are all operator maintenance. Daily
communication between the pool supervisor,
yard boss, and dispatcher concerning the
condition and availability of equipment is vital.
As the transportation supervisor, you must also
communicate daily with the operations and
maintenance supervisors on the conditions of the
Equipment availuability is the percentage of time
the equipment is available for dispatch compared to
Equipment downtime is figured on a
24-hour, 7-day-week basis. Ninety percent equip-
ment availability is considered excellent, 85 percent
is good, and 75 percent and below is poor.
The maintenance supervisor
inadequate parts support, or shortage of mechanics
result in poor equipment availability.
A strong Yard Boss Program is the key to
increased equipment availability and a decrease in
The proper management of collateral equipage
can enhance a units Equipment Management
Program. However, when this area is neglected, a
high cost collateral equipage turnover can hinder any
effective Equipment Management Program.
Maintenance supervisors are very concerned with
collateral equipage operations. Collateral equipment
accountability is part of contingency readiness, and
the ordering of collateral equipment is the same as
ordering repair parts that are approved by the
As the transportation supervisor, you should
make rounds of the collateral equipage area.
Collateral equipage is divided into two basic types:
component collateral equipage and tactical
Component Collateral Equipage
Component collateral equipage consists of
items, such as hoses for pumps and bits for the earth
auger. These items are normally procured on the
same contract as the basic machine.
jacket should contain a list of the amount and types of
component collateral equipage.
Tactical Collateral Equipage
Tactical collateral equipage consists of items
common to the equipment, such as top canvas and
tarpaulin, bows and side racks, spare tire and rim,
jack and lug wrench, and chains with hooks and
COLLATERAL EQUIPAGE CUSTODIAN
The collateral equipage custodian is a seasoned
operator who possesses an in-depth knowledge of
collateral equip age terms, procedures, and
The collateral equipage custodian
maintains a Collateral Custody Record Card,