Driver Duty Descriptions


In this role, the individual maintains qualification on all assigned vehicles and ensures they are in operating condition. They conduct regular inspections, track repairs and vehicle status, and perform operator maintenance when necessary. They research and recommend safe routes for transportation purposes and prepare for convoy operations. The driver/operator also maintains communications at all times and operates vehicles in all weather conditions to transport cargo and personnel. They visually monitor routes for hazards and IEDs, record and report any issues with routes or equipment, and assist in the recovery of inoperative vehicles. Their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of cargo and the crew during transportation operations.

VIP Driver

The VIP driver coordinates with the protocol office to obtain, maintain, and update routes and schedules for VIPs. They ensure secure communications are maintained at all times and respond promptly to calls for service. The driver ensures the vehicle is ready for immediate use and maintains a clean interior. They report any mechanical problems and track the status of repairs. The VIP driver maintains an accurate log, performs operator maintenance, and operates the vehicle in all weather conditions. They meet and transport distinguished visitors to and from various locations, providing additional support such as stocking and distributing refreshments, maps, and local support information. Their primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and timely delivery of cargo and passengers.

Motor Transport Operator

As a Motor Transport Operator, this individual supervises two noncommissioned officers and ten Soldiers. They are responsible for planning, organizing, and performing combat logistic patrols. This includes dispatching vehicles, verifying log books, and receiving and fulfilling taskings for motor transport. They compile time, mileage, and load data for equipment and vehicles. The Motor Transport Operator operates three RG31/MRAPs, one M1117 ASV, and two M1151 HMMWVs, with a total value exceeding $5,750,000.


The Driver provides professional support and technical guidance to all Soldiers requiring motor transport. They plan, organize, and operate motor vehicle convoys, including performing route reconnaissance. The Driver commands a convoy march, unit, or serial and supervises the transportation of all types of cargo. They also supervise personnel in preparing vehicles for deployment. Constant training on convoy defense is a part of their responsibilities. The Driver prepares and implements security and defense plans for convoy operations.

Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator

In the position of a Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator, this individual serves in a Heavy Equipment Transportation (HET) Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-12. They are responsible for the health, welfare, training, discipline, morale, and accountability of two Soldiers. Their primary duty is to operate and maintain one Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) system, along with all assigned MTOE (Modified Table of Organization and Equipment) equipment and Basic Issue Items (BII) valued at over $550,000.

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