Block 22. PLT indicates that there are 30 pallets.
Blocks 43 and 44. These blocks reflect the NSN, the DODIC, the lot number, the shipping name, the
weight and cube, and the DOT explosive placard to be used.
All motor vehicles used to transport Class A or Class B ammunition or explosives over public highways must be
inspected by the shipping activity before loading for compliance with safety regulations prescribed by
transportation regulatory bodies and the Department of Defense (DOD). DD Form 626 prepared in accordance
with AR 55-355 will be used to inspect commercial carrier vehicles. While DD Form 626 is designed for
inspecting commercial carrier vehicles, compliance with similar inspection procedures is required for military
owned and operated vehicles before they are loaded. Only vehicles against which no unsatisfactory conditions
are noted will be accepted for loading. Vehicles will not be rejected, however, if deficiencies are corrected before
DD Form 626 is made up of three parts. See Figure 1-9. The first part, the upper portion of the form, is for listing
information about the vehicle, the driver, and the inspection. The second part, numbered items 1 through 22 and
the approved/rejected blocks, is a checklist for an item-by-item inspection of the empty vehicle. The third part,
numbered items 23 through 30 and applicable signature blocks, is for recording deficiencies found during the
inspection of the loaded vehicle.
Identify Fire Hazard
. All railroad cars and motor vehicles containing ammunition
or explosives, while
installations, must be provided with a means for quick identification of fire hazard. Installation railroad cars and
motor vehicles that are not destined for off-post movement will display at least two fire symbols. There are four
fire division symbols used to identify hazards. All of the symbols have an orange background with black
numerals. For the purpose of identifying these symbols from long range, the symbols differ in shape. See Figure
1-10, Page 1-16.
The Fire Division 1 symbol is octagon-shaped. It identifies ammunition and explosives that will mass detonate if
involved in a fire. It indicates the greatest hazard and requires the immediate evacuation of personnel to a bomb-
proof shelter if the load is involved in a fire. If the ammunition or explosives are directly involved with the fire, or if
there is any doubt as to whether or not the fire directly involves the ammunition, no attempt will be made to fight
The Fire Division 2 symbol is X-shaped. It identifies ammunition and explosives that will mass detonate with high
fragmentation. Immediate evacuation is required if this ammunition is directly involved in a fire. Fire-fighting
procedures are similar to those for Fire Division 1.
The Fire Division 3 symbol is shaped like an inverted triangle. It identifies ammunition and explosives that when
involved in a fire will burn en masse. Such a fire will produce intense radiant heat over a wide area. Fire-fighting
operations are normally limited to preventing the spread of the fire.
The Fire Division 4 symbol is diamond-shaped. It identifies ammunition and explosives that present a fire hazard.
Although there will be some additional hazard, fires involving these types of items will be fought as a normal fire.