by laying wood on top of the scales and driving the
dozer onto the wood. The sum of the weight of the
scales provides the GVW.
Once all the weights have been computed,
they are marked on both sides of the vehicle and are
annotated on the manifest list. The vehicle is then
staged on the scheduled chalk.
Members of the air det must be highly
qualified in both vehicle and cargo weighing and
marking procedures because upon completion of the
mission, the air det is responsible for mounting itself
out to return home.
Shoring is required for any type of equipment
or cargo that can create metal-to-metal contact
aboard the aircraft. Shoring for individual equipment
is usually precut, banded, and marked with the USN
number of the equipment and accompanies the piece
of equipment on the aircraft. The weight of the
shoring must be included in the weight of CESE. The
shoring is placed on CESE at the weighing and
marking station which should be close to the location
where the shoring is to be used.
Roller shoring (fig. 2-9) is required for tracked
equipment. Roller shoring protects airport parking
ramps and the cargo floor or loading ramps of cargo
Parking shoring (fig. 2-10) is required for grader
blades, front-end loader buckets, rollers, and so forth.
Any vehicle requiring roller shoring requires parking
shoring. The minimum thickness of parking shoring is
three-fourths inch. Parking shoring is also required
Figure 2-10.Parking shoring.