4.3.13 Body treatment and painting. The certification regarding the vehicle cleaning,
treating, prime painting and salt spray resistance testing, as required by MIL-STD-1223, shall be
made to Government representatives at the first production vehicle inspection.
4.3.14 Production sample. Upon acceptance of the first production vehicle, it shall remain at
the manufacturing facility as a production sample, and be the last vehicle shipped on the
contract. The contractor shall maintain the vehicle in a serviceable condition for the duration of
the contract. Release of the first vehicle for shipment prior to completion of the contract shall be
at the discretion of the local Government Quality Assurance Representative (QAR).
4.3.15 Failure. Failure of the first production vehicle to meet requirements of the contract
shall be cause for the Government to refuse acceptance of all vehicles under the contract until
corrective action has been taken.
* 4.4 Inspection of production vehicles. The contractor's inspection system shall, as a
minimum, assure that the vehicle conforms to the physical and dimensional requirements and is
capable of meeting the performance requirements contained herein.
4.5 Wood treatment certification. Manufacturer's records, acceptable to the Government,
shall be available to verify that all wood requiring treatment in accordance with MIL-STD-1223
has been treated.
5.1 Vehicle processing. The vehicle shall be processed for shipment, from manufacturer's
plant to initial receiving activity, in accordance with manufacturer's standard commercial
6.1 Intended use. The semitrailers covered by this specification are intended for general
nontactical use by the Government in transporting all types of cargo, including wheeled and
tracked vehicles. Cargo will be loaded on this semitrailer by forklifts having a 14,000 pound
axle load supported by 7-inch wide tires.
6.2 Ordering data. Acquisition documents should specify the following:
(a) Title, number, and date of this specification.
(b) Issue of DODISS to be cited in the solicitation and, if required, the specific issue of
individual documents referenced (see 2.1.1 and 2.2).