MM3670, Lesson 3
the carrier, the name of the driver, the date and hour of inspection, the number of the driver's permit,
the date of the medical examiner's certificate, the type of vehicle, the number of the vehicle, and the
number of the trailer (if there is one). You will also need a completed DD Form 1348-1 (Single Line
Item Release/Receipt Document) (see figure 3-5). This form, which authorized the shipment of the
ammunition and accompanies the load, is used as a shipping document for the items involved.
Refer to figure 3-6 to see how the following blocks are completed:
Date-the date the form is prepared.
To-carrier's name and the trailer number, from the DD Form 626.
From-the installation from which the shipment originated, from DD Form 626 or DD Form 1348-1.
Bill of lading number-for commercial vehicles only, from DD Form 626. Print NA in this block for
Type placards required-determined from DD Form 1348-1 and TARIFF No. BOE-6000, paras
172.101 and 172.504 (figures 3-7 and 3-3, respectively). First, get the shipping name of the
ammunition from block U of DD Form 1348-1. Next, go to TARIFF No. BOE-6000, para 172.101 and
find the shipping name in column 2 and the hazard class in column 3. Then, go to para 172.504 of
TARIFF No. BOE-6000 and use this information to find out what type of placards are required.
This truck is loaded with-from block X of DD-Form 1384-1. The information is very specific, and it
must all be entered in the block.
In case of fire-items 4, 5, and 6 supply information the driver must give to fire or police personnel
should they be called to the scene of a fire. To answer item 4, look in AR 55-355, appendix H (figure
3-8). (Note: TM 9-1300-206, para 3-5b, also gives you the answer to this question. It states: "With
certain exceptions, such as fires involving magnesium metal and aluminum powders, pyrotechnics,
chemical and electrical fires, water will be used as the fire-fighting medium.") In the example, the
description of the shipment does not indicate the presence of materials on which water can not be
used, so an X should be made in the "yes" box in item 4. To complete items 5 and 6, refer once
again to AR 55-355, appendix H. There you will find specific fire-fighting instructions for explosives
and other dangerous cargo. Items are listed alphabetically, and each item is followed by a group to
which it is assigned. The name of the item will be found in the Freight classification nomenclature
block on DD Form 1348-1. Once you find the item and the group to which it belongs, turn to that
group. In the example, the item belongs to group IV (figure 3-9), and there you find a note that gives
you the minimum distances to be maintained by firemen and by the public.