Section III. LIMITED STORAGE
Commanders are responsible for ensuring that all trucks issued or assigned to their
command are maintained in a serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under
their command comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, lack of trained personnel, or lack of
proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing maintenance for which it is
responsible. In such cases, unit commanders may, with the approval of major commanders, place a
truck that is beyond the maintenance capability of the unit in administrative storage or return it to
12-12. LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS.
a. Time Limitations. Administrative storage is restricted to a period of 90 days and must
not be extended unless the truck is reprocessed in accordance with subparagraph b. below.
b. Storage Procedure. Perform disassembly only as required to clean and preserve
exposed surfaces. Except as otherwise noted, and to the maximum extent consistent with safe
storage, place the truck in administrative storage in as nearly a completely assembled condition as
practicable. Install and adjust equipment so that the truck may be placed in service and operated
with minimum delay.
(1) The truck should be stored on level ground in the most favorable location
available, preferably one which affords protection from exposure to the elements and from pilferage.
(2) Perform semiannual preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on
trucks intended for administrative storage. This maintenance consists of inspecting, cleaning,
servicing, preserving, lubricating, adjusting, and replacing minor repair parts as required.
(3) Remove both batteries
(4) Provide access to the
removal from storage.
c. Inspection in Storage.
and place in covered storage, maintaining a charged
truck to permit inspection, servicing, and subsequent
(1) Visual inspection of trucks in administrative storage must be conducted at least
once a month, and immediately following hard rain, heavy snowstorm, windstorm, or other severe
weather conditions. Perform disassembly as required to fully ascertain the extent of any deterioration
or damage found. A record of these inspections must be maintained for each truck in administrative
storage, attached to the truck in such a manner as to protect the record from the elements.
(2) When rust or deterioration is found on a critical/machined surface, reprocessing
for administrative storage must be immediately accomplished. Repair damage caused to the truck by
severe weather conditions. Deterioration or damage to on-equipment materiel (OEM) must be
repaired as necessary. Painted surfaces showing evidence of deterioration must be thoroughly
cleaned, dried, and repainted, using paint of the same quality and color as the original paint.