DD Form 1970 "Motor Equipment Utilization Record"

What Is DD Form 1970?

DD Form 1970, Motor Equipment Utilization Record is a form used to control the use of special purpose and material handling equipment as well as combat, tactical, and non-tactical vehicles. The form is also used for recording the operating time on equipment that requires services based on hours only. This includes generators, air compressors, centrifugal pumps, and so forth.

The latest version of the form - sometimes confused with DA Form 1970, House Staff Evaluation Report - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in November 1999. An up-to-date fillable DD Form 1970 is available for download and digital filing down below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.

For regular dispatches, the DD 1970 will be used until all the spaces in the operator or action section are filled in. For extended dispatches, the form will be used until all the spaces in either the operator or destination sections have been completely filled.

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DD Form 1970 Instructions

The Motor Equipment Utilization Record consists of two pages and seventeen boxes in total with filing guidelines provided at the bottom of the second page.

Box 1 requires the date when the equipment is to be used.

Box 2 requires specifying the type of equipment as designated in the equipment log.

Box 3 is for the equipment registration number or serial number.

Box 4 is to be completed with the unit number or administrative number.

Box 5 is for specifying the organization to which the equipment is assigned.

Box 6 is for entering the amount of fuel in gallons and the amount of oil in quarts obtained for the equipment

Box 7 requires the name of the equipment operator.

Box 8 requires the operators signature upon receiving the equipment.

Box 9 it is for specifying the exact time the equipment was returned from use, the time the equipment was released for dispatch and the total time the equipment was in the possession of the operator.

Box 10 is for the mileage readings recorded to the nearest whole mile. Box 10A is for the mileage at the time the equipment was returned from use. Box 10B requires specifying mileage at the time of dispatch. Box 10C is for total recorded mileage.

Box 11 is for recording the hour meter reading rounded to the nearest whole hour.

Box 12 and Box 13 are for the name and signature of the individual to whom the operator will be reporting to.

Box 14 is for each location at which a trip begins and ends. Normally, the starting point is the equipment pool and end point is at the same place after one or several intervening locations.

Box 15 is for the arrival and departure times at each of the destinations recorded above.

Box 16 for the name of the person in charge of equipment on dispatch.

The final part - Box 17 - is for providing additional remarks, if necessary.

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MOTOR EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION RECORD
1. DATE
2. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
3. REGISTRATION NO./SERIAL NO.
4. ADMINISTRATION NO.
(YYYYMMDD)
5. ORGANIZATION NAME
6a. FUEL
b. OIL
ACTION
9. TIME
10. MILES
11. HOURS
7a. 1ST OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12a. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8a. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13a. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7b. 2ND OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12b. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8b. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13b. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7c. 3RD OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12c. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8c. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13c. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7d. 4TH OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12d. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8d. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13d. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
15. TIME
14. DESTINATION
16. RELEASED BY
17. REMARKS
(Signature)
a. ARRIVE
b. DEPART
(1) FROM
(2) TO
(3) TO
(4) TO
(5) TO
(6) TO
(7) TO
(8) TO
(9) TO
(10) TO
(11) TO
(12) TO
(13) TO
(14) TO
(15) TO
(16) TO
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PREVIOUS EDITION MAY BE USED.
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MOTOR EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION RECORD
1. DATE
2. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
3. REGISTRATION NO./SERIAL NO.
4. ADMINISTRATION NO.
(YYYYMMDD)
5. ORGANIZATION NAME
6a. FUEL
b. OIL
ACTION
9. TIME
10. MILES
11. HOURS
7a. 1ST OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12a. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8a. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13a. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7b. 2ND OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12b. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8b. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13b. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7c. 3RD OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12c. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8c. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13c. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
7d. 4TH OPERATOR (Last Name, First, M.I.)
12d. REPORT TO (Last Name, First, M.I.)
a. IN
b. OUT
8d. OPERATOR'S SIGNATURE
13d. DISPATCHER'S SIGNATURE
c. TOTAL
0
0
15. TIME
14. DESTINATION
16. RELEASED BY
17. REMARKS
(Signature)
a. ARRIVE
b. DEPART
(1) FROM
(2) TO
(3) TO
(4) TO
(5) TO
(6) TO
(7) TO
(8) TO
(9) TO
(10) TO
(11) TO
(12) TO
(13) TO
(14) TO
(15) TO
(16) TO
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15. TIME
14. DESTINATION
16. RELEASED BY
17. REMARKS
(Signature)
a. ARRIVE b. DEPART
(17) TO
(18) TO
(19) TO
(20) TO
(21) TO
(22) TO
(23) TO
(24) TO
(25) TO
(26) TO
(27) TO
(28) TO
(29) TO
INSTRUCTIONS
*1. Date. Enter the calendar date the equipment is to be used.
*11. Hours. Will be recorded to the nearest whole hour. On those
items which require servicing on an hourly basis and are not
2. Type of Equipment. Enter the type of equipment as designated in
equipped with an hour meter, enter the estimated hours of
the equipment log.
operation.
a. In. The operator will enter the hour meter reading upon
3. Registration Number or Serial Number. Enter the equipment/
completion of the equipment usage.
registration number or serial number.
b. Out. The dispatcher will neter the hour meter reading prior to
equipment release.
4. Administration Number. Enter the unit number or administrative
c. Total. Enter the total hours dispatched for operation.
number.
*12. Report To. Enter the name of the individual to whom the
5. Organization Name. Enter the organization to which the
operator is to report.
equipment is assigned.
13. Dispatcher's Signature. Self-explanatory.
6. Fuel/Oil. Enter the amount of fuel (gallons) and/or oil (quarts)
obtained for the equipment.
14. Destination. Indicate each location at which a trip begins and
ends. Normally this starts from the equipment pool ("From" Line)
*7. Operator. Enter the name of the equipment operator.
and ends at the same place after one or more intervening
destinations.
8. Operator's Signature. The equipment operator (item 6) will enter
signature immediately upon receipt of equipment.
*15. Time. All time will be recorded using the 24-hour clock,
rounded off to the nearest 5 minutes.
*9. Time. Indicate time to the nearest 5 minutes using the 24-hour
a. Arrive. Enter the arrival time at each destination.
clock.
b. Depart. Enter the departure time from the motor pool and each
a. In. Enter time equipment was returned from dispatch or use.
succeeding location.
b. Out. Enter the time the equipment was released for operation by
the dispatcher.
16. Released By. The person in charge of equipment on dispatch
c. Total. Enter total time the equipment was in the possession of
will release by signing on the line indicating the destination where
the operator. Time is obtained by subtracting the time listed in "Out"
the equipment was released to the operator. Upon termination of
line from that listed on the "In" line.
equipment used, but not moved, the person in charge will release
the equipment by signing in the top block of this column.
*10. Miles. Will be recorded to the nearest whole mile.
a. In. The operator will enter the mileage reading when the
17. Remarks. The remarks column will be used by the operator to
record unusual operation or abnormal occurrences during operation,
equipment is returned. If odometer is inoperative, enter estimated
mileage.
or other information as directed.
b. Out. The dispatcher will enter the mileage reading at the time of
dispatch.
*Items marked with an asterisk (*) have been registered in the DOD
c. Total. Enter the difference between the "Out" and "In" mileage.
Data Element Program.
DD FORM 1970 (BACK), NOV 1999
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