The Navy has millions of dollars invested in
transportation and construction equipment. In the
Naval Construction Force (NCF), equipment
represents more than 70 percent of the total NCF
Equipment is the backbone of the Seabees. The
enforcement of instructions to ensure proper
management and supervision of equipment operations
starts with the first-class community.
This chapter presents the responsibilities of an
Equipment Operator assigned to provide supervision
of a construction and automotive equipment pool at
the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB)
The responsibilities of the transportation
supervisor are to supervise and control operations,
operator maintenance, and the cycle of automotive,
construction, and weight-handling equipment. Also,
the transportation supervisor ensures the trans-
portation pool supports the transport of personnel,
equipment, and materials, and maintains and operates
all fuel, petroleum oil, and lubricant storage and
The basic goal of the transportation supervisor is
to ensure that safe and serviceable equipment is
available for use and the maximum service life of the
equipment is achieved.
Instructions and publications have been
established to regulate the management and control of
equipment. Equipment and supplies procured for the
Navy are assigned to various inventory managers.
Major construction equipment, automotive
equipment, specialized equipment, amphibious gear,
and civil engineer support equipment (CESE) are
classed as 2C materials.
The Naval Facilities
Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) is the
inventory manager for all 2C material in the Navy.
The Civil Engineer Support Office (CESO) at the
Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme,
California, has the management responsibility for 2C
Management of Transportation Equipment,
To supervise a transportation pool properly, you
must be knowledgeable of the applicable publications
The NAVFAC P-300 was developed for the
management of equipment in a stable environment.
The NAVFAC P-300 is a compilation of directives
issued by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and the
Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
(COMNAVFACENGCOM). NAVFAC P-300
provides general and detailed procedures for the
administration, operation, and maintenance of
transportation equipment. The areas included are as
follows: administration, procurement, rental, charter,
assignment, loan, utilization, registration, and
technical record control.
P-300 provides instructions for the disposition of and
the operational procedures for automotive,
construction, railroad, and special category
transportation equipment. Procedures are included
for maintenance planning, scheduling, maintenance
control, material support, equipment modification,
painting, identification markings, protective coatings,
and selection and application of fuels and lubricants.
Equipment Management Manual,
The NAVFAC P-404 establishes criteria, policies,
and procedures for the management of CESE
assigned to the Naval Construction Force (NCF),
Special Operating Units (SOUs), and the Naval
Construction Training Centers (NCTCs). The
NAVFAC P-404 meets the needs of the NCF and the
SOUs. These organizations are required to perform
projects in a variety of extreme conditions while
experiencing a constant turnover of personnel who
require specific procedural direction.