SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
EXTENDED SERVICE PROGRAM (ESP)
TRUCK, CARGO, 2-1/2-TON, 6X6, M44A3 SERIES TRUCKS (DIESEL)
Commanders are responsible for ensuring that all vehicles 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, trained personnel, or 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 vehicle that is beyond the maintenance capability of
the unit in administrative storage. For detailed information, refer to AR 750-1.
LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
a. Time Limitations. Administrative storage is restricted to a period of 90 days and must not be
extended unless the vehicle is reprocessed in accordance with 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 vehicle in
administrative storage in as nearly a completely assembled condition as practicable. Install and adjust
equipment so that the vehicle may be placed in service and operated with minimum delay.
(1) The vehicle 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) (WP 0025 00) on
vehicle 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 (WP 0122 00), place in covered storage, and maintain a charged condition.
(4) Provide access to the vehicle to permit inspection, servicing, and subsequent removal from
INSPECTION IN LIMITED STORAGE
a. Conduct visual inspection of vehicles in limited storage at least once a month and immediately
following hard rains, heavy snowstorms, windstorms, or other severe weather conditions. Perform
disassembly as required to fully ascertain the extent of any discovered deterioration or damage. Maintain a
record of these inspections for each vehicle. Attach record to vehicle so it is protected from the weather.
b. Perform necessary reprocessing for limited storage when rust or deterioration is found on any
unpainted area. Immediately repair damage caused to vehicle by severe weather conditions. Repair damage
to On-Equipment Material (OEM) as necessary. Thoroughly clean, dry, and repaint painted surfaces
showing evidence of wear.
REMOVAL FROM LIMITED STORAGE