MM4618, Lesson 1
REVIEW TAMMS RECORDS AND REPORTS
This lesson is based on the following task from STP 9-55B34-SM-TG: 093-397-3006,
Maintain TAMMS Records/Reports.
When you have completed this lesson, you should be able to name the different types of
records and reports required for operational or nonoperational equipment.
You will have this subcourse book and will work without supervision.
You must score at least 75 on the end-of-subcourse examination that covers this lesson and
Lessons 2 through 5 (answer 23 of the 30 questions correctly).
The Army must be able to identify what equipment is operational or nonoperational, what equipment is being
serviced, what services are due, and what equipment is in use. To do this, the Army maintains records that are a
part of the Army maintenance management system, better known as TAMMS. TAMMS records are divided into
three different categories-operational, maintenance, and historical.
TAMMS records also provide the basis for the material condition status report (DA Form 2406) which feeds
information to the unit status report (DA Form 2715).
Operational records provide information needed to control operator and equipment usage. Presently, DD
Form 1970 (Motor Equipment Utilization Record) and DA Form 2401 (Organization Control Record for Equipment)
are utilized to plan, manage, and fully utilize equipment and personnel.
DD Form 1970
DD Form 1970 (Figure 1-1) is used to control the use of special purpose, combat, tactical and nontactical
vehicles and equipment, including materiel handling equipment. It is also used to keep the running time on
equipment that requires services by running time rather than regularly scheduled services. Running time is the
period of operation.
Dispatching is the method by which a commander controls the use of equipment. However, allowing
equipment to be used carries with it the responsibility for both the equipment and the operator's safety. Three
people are involved when a piece of equipment is dispatched-the dispatcher, the operator, and the user.
For regular dispatches, DD Form 1970 is used until all of the spaces in either the operator or the action
section have been filled. For equipment with a single operator, the form normally is used for four separate
dispatches before it is completed.
If a piece of equipment is under the Army oil analysis program (AOAP), the operator lists any oil added to the
equipment in the Remarks block of the DD Form 1970.