To reduce the amount of CESE on the road,
can deliver crews to jobsites by an established
Vehicle breakdowns, scheduled PMs,
new construction tasking are times when a bus service
is the best answer for transporting crews to jobsites.
Jobsites having some type of communication should
be considered for bus service. Remember, remote
jobsites require a safety vehicle. When bus service is
used, construction materials can be delivered to the
jobsite by the tractor-trailer crew. Crew vehicles must
be monitored to ensure proper use. They are not to be
just a convenience for the crew leader.
The transportation supervisor manages the liberty
Assign mature, reliable equipment
operators for this duty.
During the predeployment
visit, request the on-site deployed units liberty bus
policy and schedule.
This policy and schedule
provides you and the operations supervisor
information to use to generate a liberty bus policy for
your unit. The equipment officcr, company chief, and
maintenance supervisor evaluate and preapprove the
The commanding officer has the final
approval and must sign the policy into effect. The bus
service is for the troops; ensure you establish a bus
route that accommodates their needs.
MAINTENANCE FIELD CREW
Dispatchers are the hub of communications for
trouble calls for CESE in the field. The success of a
deployment from an equipment maintenance and
project completion standpoint can be traced to the
availability of equipment due to the field maintenance
crews ability to perform adequate and timely repairs
in the field. The field maintenance crew reduces the
equipment shop work load by repairing CESE in the
field. The dispatchers maintain a log to track the flow
of field repairs and inform the heavy shop supervisor
of any trouble calls.
The equipment heavy shop
supervisor controls the field maintenance crew
operations. The maintenance held crew must daily
inform the dispatchers of the status of repairs made to
CESE. The extent of damage on the CESE might
require shop repairs. The dispatcher should schedule
the hauling of the CESE to the shop and schedule
possible CESE replacement. The dispatcher must
inform you of all actions and update the field crew
At all times, the goal of the Equipment Maintenance
Program is to keep all CESE in a safe and serviceable
condition at a reasonable cost and to detect minor
deficiencies before they develop into costly repairs.
The maintenance supervisor is normally the senior
mechanic responsible for the maintenance program for
all assigned CESE.
The maintenance supervisor
supervises the inspectors, shop super- visors, preventive
maintenance and cost control clerks, technical librarian,
and the parts expeditor. Additionally, this position is
responsible for enforcing all established maintenance
policies, approving all repair actions and requisitions,
controlling all CESE transfers and disposal, supervising
the Preventive Maintenance Program, and controlling
all mechanics, shop tools, and kits.
The maintenance supervisor coordinates closely
with the operations supervisor on all equipment
requirements, equipment abuse, and reoccurring
The equipment inspector is a knowledgeable and
proficient senior Construction Mechanic, preferably a
CM1, capable of readily determining the nature of the
necessary repairs on any piece of equipment. The
inspector exercises independent judgment as to
whether the equipment requires immediate attention
or can be delayed until the scheduled PM. When
repairs are required, the inspector must have the
ability to describe each repair action clearly on the
Equipment Repair Order (ERO), NAVFAC 11200/41.
After performing a final inspection and determining
that repairs have been satisfactorily completed and
the equipment is ready for full service, the equipment
inspector should take the ERO and the equipment to
dispatch for customer approval and the signing of
Block 77 of the ERO. The ERO is then returned to
cost control for final closing.
Preventive Maintenance (PM)/Cost Control
Working directly for the maintenance supervisor,
the PM/cost control clerk divides all CESE into
preventive maintenance (PM) groups, prepares the
PM schedule, and maintains the PM Record Card,
NAVFAC 11240/6 (fig. 1-14), with the preventive