Driving is usually limited to certain times of the day and
requires special equipment, such as wide load signs,
The Naval Construction Force (NCF) uses many
flashing lights, flags, police escort or pilot vehicles
bearing warning signs, and/or flashing lights.
shapes and sizes of dump trucks ranging from 2 1/2 tons
to 20 tons to perform construction and disaster
NOTE: Weight, height, and width limitations are set
repair operations and up to 25 tons to support quarry
forth by each state. Always know the weight, height, and
operations. Although there are a different variety of
width of the load you are pulling and the regulations for
types of dump trucks used, the principles of operation
the state(s) you are to operate in.
are the same. As an operator, you are responsible for
Figure 7-36.Dump truck body components.
Figure 7-37.Tailgate operating lever.