(d) The bearers at the side of the litter work their way to the rear litter
handles and support the rear of the litter (casualty's head). The bearer at the foot of the
litter releases his hold and moves to the right (passenger's) side of the truck, but
remains on the outside of the truck.
(e) The bearer inside the truck moves his end of the litter to the right
(passenger's) side of the truck and transfers the litter handles to the bearer on the
outside of the truck who places the litter handles on the seat on the right side of the
(f) At the same time, the two bearers at the rear of the litter position
their end of the litter so the litter handles rest on the seat on the left side of the vehicle.
The litter is now crosswise with the casualty's head behind the driver's seat.
(g) The bearers move the litter toward the front of the truck until it is
next to the cab of the truck. All litter handles rest securely on the seats.
(h) The second litter is loaded in the same manner as the first, except
the litter is loaded from the right (passenger's) side and the casualty's head is behind
the passenger's seat (next to the first casualty's feet).
The third litter is loaded in the same manner as the first.
(2) Second group of three litters. Load the second group of three litters
lengthwise (head first) on the floor in the front half of the truck beneath the first group of
litters. The stirrups will keep the litters off the floor.
(a) The bearers approach the right (passenger's) side of the rear of the
truck in four-man carry formation, stop three paces from the truck, execute a litter post
carry, and then rotate the litter (if needed) so the casualty's head is toward the truck.
(b) The front bearer (bearer between the litter and the truck) releases
his litter handles and climbs in the truck bed.
(c) The two bearers at the sides place the front stirrups on the right
side of the truck bed.
(d) The two bearers on the litter's sides release their hold (leaving one
bearer holding the foot end of the litter) and climb into the truck bed.
(e) The bearers in the truck take the litter and move it under the litters
on the seats and next to the right side of the truck. The bearers avoid sliding the litter
along the bed of the truck whenever possible.