Working with over 50,000 different vehicles in the Army Motor pool arsenal the Army Motor Transport Operator is the person who is responsible for dealing with Army Vehicles. The job career of Army Motor Transport operator entails you working with everything from heavy troop transports, to passenger buses, to small vehicles and sedans. You can even work with large semi Tractor-trailers. This is a position that a person literally is charged with driving anything that the Army has in its motor pool.
The transportation of goods, personnel and material in the Army is the field of the Army Transportation motor pool operator. It is a career field that has a lot of variation and involves transporting and transportation services on support operations, peacetime and battlefield operations. It is the duty of Army Transport Motor transport operator to work in driving passenger vehicles, fuel trucks, water trucks, and other vehicles that are used in support of the Army mission. The career of the Army Transportation motor pool operator is to supervise and operate different types of wheeled vehicles to transport supplies, personnel and cargo, in addition to other transportation needs.
You will have different responsibilities working to read load plans, keep detailed records of vehicles, participating in combat and convoy operations, and driving and operating vehicles over all different types of surfaces and conditions. You will start your Army Career with basic combat training for a period of 9 weeks. After attending basic training you will progress to between 6 and 8 weeks of individual advanced training. You will learn routine things such as tire and oil pressures, routine and scheduled maintenance, vehicle fluid levels and how to perform routine minor repairs and vehicle care. You will receive safety instruction and learn how to prevent accidents as well as other basic vehicle care and maintenance. You will learn International Rules of the road and how laws for vehicles differ in foreign nations.
You will then progress to learning how to deal with convoy operations and how to participate in a Army team that delivers materials in war and combat battlefield conditions. Part of your instruction will be in the classroom and part will be in simulated combat and battlefield conditions. Part of your actual training may take place in the field, and as you finish your training you will be assigned to an actual Army Motor Transportation unit.