SECTION IV. SAFETY MARKINGS
11. SAFETY MARKINGS.
(1) The stripes will be applied across the face
of the bumper, or across the width of the vehicle on a flat
a. Vehicles used for the bulk transportation of
surface above the bumper in a band not to exceed two
gasoline, fuel oil or other flammable liquids will be
feet in height. Other appropriate surfaces may be utilized
marked on both sides and on the rear of the body with
the word "FLAMMABLE" in 6-inch block letters, and
(2) Width of the stripes will be 4 inches with a
directly below where space permits, or on the same line
4 inch space between stripes. They will be inclined at a
with the words "NO SMOKING WITHIN 50 FEET" in 3-
45' angle in opposite directions from the center line of the
inch block letters and numerals, green 383, lusterless
vehicle to form an inverted V pattern.
black 37030. When the vehicle is commonly used on
(3) Reflective red and white adhesive-backed
public highways in CONUS, Title 49, Sec 177.823, Code
stripes conforming to Federal Specification LS-300 will
of Federal Regulations, requires 6-inch block letters in
gloss red 11105 or 11136 for word "FLAMMABLE" and
(4) Gloss black 17038 will be used for stripes
3-inch block letters, "NO SMOKING WITHIN 50 FEET"
on vehicles painted yellow or other light color.
also in gloss red 11105 or 11136. Gloss white 17875 will
d. All motorized materials handling equipment will
be used as a background extending one inch all around
be marked with the legends "No Smoking" and "No
the lettering. If available, reflective markings should be
Markings may be permanently installed by
(1) These legends will be placed on a surface
painting or by use of adhesive-backed decals. Vehicles
facing the operator.
used infrequently on public highways must employ
(2) The markings will be applied in 1-inch
removable or reversible signs which are securely
letters in lusterless white 37875 for vehicles in tactical
fastened while in use. These safety markings will be
use, and in gloss red 11105 or 11130 for nontactical
applied upon receipt by the using service.
b. Vehicles carrying explosives
or other dangerous
(3) The markings may be applied horizontally
material will be marked as follows:
to read left to right or vertically to read top to bottom.
(1) When used for the transportation of such
e. Fuel and oil dispensing vehicles and equipment
dangerous material over public highways, vehicles will be
used for servicing aircraft will be marked with the grade
marked or equipped with appropriate placards in
of fuel or oil on each side of the tank. Marking will be
accordance with AR 55-355.
lusterless white 37875 in the following sizes:
(2) When used for the transportation of such
dangerousmaterial to training areas, vehicles will be
(1) Semitrailers..................................6 inches high
marked or equipped with placards on both sides and
(2) Trucks ..........................................4 inches high
ends. The word "Explosives" will be marked in white
(3) 2-Wheel trailers ...........................3 inches high
letters not less than 3 inches high on a red background
in accordance with AR 385-63. Reflectorized placard
should be used. These are available as follows:
"Explosives A"-NSN 7540-01-054-5090
"Explosives B"-NSN 7540-01-054-7237
marking (EOD) roof must be painted
"Explosives C"-NSN 7540-01-054-7238
in lusterless white so as to reduce
the internal temperature. This will
also reduce bleed off of the liquid
"Explosives A"-NSN 7540-01-028-5124
"Explosives B"-NSN 7540-01-029-5669
commander, stripes of a contrasting color may be
applied to certain vehicles, Figure 15, and equipment
used in a nontactical area, that because of size,
construction or function, presents a possible hazard.
These stripes are applied to permit vehicles to be more
readily seen by drivers of other vehicles. They are
normally applied to the rear of such vehicles; they may,
however, be also applied to the front or certain side
surfaces if required.