palletized load system


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palletized load system

A truck with hydraulic load handling mechanism, trailer, and flatrack system capable of self-loading and -unloading. Truck and companion trailer each have a 16.5 ton payload capacity. Also called PLS. See also flatrack.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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We transported the necessary class IV with our four available LHSs with palletized load system trailers.
The 25th Transportation Company (palletized load system) from the 524th CSSB, 45th Sustainment Brigade, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was attached to the 548th CSSB during JRTC training.
* 345 palletized load system (PLS) trucks; 745 PLS trailers; 850 container roll-on-roll-off platforms; 320 container handling units; and 4,772 Movement Tracking Systems, for $923.3 million under the family of heavy tactical vehicles.
The HEMTT A4 shares common cab, parts, and support with the Oshkosh Truck palletized load system (PLS) A1, reducing the logistics footprint.
The recommended course of action to solve these problems is based on using the M1075 palletized load system platform with a container that has rollers on its floor, like those in a transport aircraft that can deliver supplies all the way to the forward lines without the need for MHE.
When palletized or containerized freight, ammunition, general commodities, or small vehicles needed to be moved, the mission was passed along to the 100 M1075 palletized load system (PLS) trucks in the 1060th Transportation Company, a Massachusetts Army National Guard unit, and the 370th Transportation Company, an Army Reserve unit from Texas.
* 125 palletized load system (PLS) trucks; 1,412 PLS trailers; 1,650 container roll-on-roll-off platforms; 190 container handling units; and 2,524 Movement Tracking Systems, for $232.5 million.
* 11,607 in the family of heavy tactical vehicles, including 115 heavy expanded-mobility tactical trucks (HEMTTs), 1,062 HEMTT light equipment transporters, 154 heavy equipment transport systems, 2 palletized load system trucks, 2,095 container roll-in/out platforms, 548 enhanced container handling units, and 7,785 movement tracking systems, totaling $674,508 million.
Add-on armor kits have been installed on approximately 400 heavy, expanded-mobility tactical trucks, 35 palletized load system tactical trucks, and 450 trucks in the Army's family of medium tactical vehicles.
TEA Pamphlet 55-23, The Tiedown Handbook for Containerized Movements, offers new information on palletized load system flatracks, transportation of privately owned vehicles in containers, air transport of containers, maximum dimensions for items transported in containers, and lashing and lifting requirements for vehicles on flatracks.
Specifically, the division positioned units with palletized load systems and bulk fuel storage and distribution capabilities forward to mitigate the forecasted sustainment risks.