a. Prepare Vehicle for Use. Prepare the vehicle for evacuating litter casualties.
Remove the cargo cover and metal bows, then secure them.
Lower the tailgate.
b. Load Litters. Load litter casualties in the following manner. Secure each
litter to the vehicle as it is loaded into place.
(1) First litter. Load the first litter crosswise across the sideboards close to
the truck cab with the casualty's head behind the driver's seat.
(2) Second litter. Load the second litter crosswise across the sideboards
close to the first litter with the casualty's head behind the passenger's seat (head next to
first casualty's feet).
(3) Third litter. Load the third litter head first (toward the cab) on the right
side of the bed of the truck. The stirrups will keep the litter off the floor.
c. Check Tailgate. Leave the tailgate open. Make sure the two tailgate chain
hooks are secure.
4-11. M998 CARGO TRUCK (TWO-MAN CONFIGURATION)
The M998 cargo truck (figure 4-9), two-man configuration, can be used to
transport five litter casualties.
Figure 4-9. Truck, cargo/troop carrier, 1 1/4-ton, 4x4, M998, with five litters.