Six of the eight companies chosen as prime contractors under the Host Nation Trucking
contract are owned by Afghans or are joint Afghan-international ventures.
Due to their limited number of organic transportation assets, engineer units are forced to rely on the support of host nation trucking
, which could cause project delays, increased maneuver time between construction sites, and increased threat to Soldiers.
Security problems in southern Afghanistan have forced many of the host nation trucking
companies to refuse to travel to certain locations without security escorts.
NDTA was contacted by the 330th Transportation Battalion last September, seeking assistance on improving Host Nation Trucking
Once inside Afghanistan, equipment and supplies were most frequently transported by Host Nation Trucking
(HNT), which involved local nationals driving to one of seven Forward Operating Bases (FOB) carrying needed material.