Remove and stow wheel chocks (1).
For M977 and M985 vehicles only:
Make sure cargo box end panels are in place.
Make sure cargo box side panels are secure (para 2-17c or 2-17d).
Make sure material handling crane and crane outriggers are
secured in stowed position (para 2-18g).
For M978 vehicle only:
Make sure manhole cover is closed and latched (para 2-21b(10)).
Make sure pump module doors are closed and latched
Make sure tank access ladder is secured in stowed position (para
2-21b(12 through 14)).
For M983 vehicle only:
Make sure trailer spare tire is secured to deck.
M977 Through M985 General Operating Procedures (Cont)
g. Drive forward.
If vehicle has less than 500 miles (805 km), check
controls and indicators often during operation and
listen for unusual noises or vibrations. Notify
organizational maintenance of any problems.
Before driving M984E1, refer to paragraph 2-58a.