SCOPE - Continued
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army (DA) forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those
prescribed by DA PAM 738-750 The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), as contained in the
Maintenance Management Update.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your trailer needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who
can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or
performance. Put it on an SF 368. Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and
Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-QRT, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
The trailer has a total service life of 20 years which allows for extended periods of operation in a
corrosive environment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high humidity, salt spray,
road-deicing chemicals, gravel damage, and atmospheric contamination. No action beyond normal
washing and repair of damaged areas is needed to control corrosion.
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that
any corrosion problem with the trailer be reported so that the problem can be corrected and
improvements can be made to prevent the problem in the future.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these
materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using form SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency
Report). Using keywords such as "corrosion," "rust," "cracking," or "deterioration" will ensure that the
information is identified as a CPC problem.
Form SF 368 should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-750 The Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Command decision, according to the tactical situation, will determine when the using organization is to
destroy a trailer. A destruction plan will be prepared by the using organization, unless one was prepared
by a higher authority. For general trailer destruction procedures, refer to TM 750-224-6, Procedures for
Destruction of Tank-Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and