National Pilot Car Association

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  • 12 Oct 2020 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    OVERVIEW of best practices guidelines documents 

    This best practices guidelines document summarizes the material found in the 2016 Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Training Manual. The 2016 Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Training Manual is the result of extensive research, review, and analysis of existing pilot/escort vehicle operators (P/EVO) training materials, laws and rules relevant to P/EVOs, incident reports, and case studies and other information focused on the movement of oversize loads.

    Contributors to this best practices document include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations, the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, along with the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association. Other contributors include P/EVOs, other professional associations, permitting officials, education professionals, transportation officials and engineers, insurance industry representatives, and enforcement officers. Additional guidance for the contents of this document was received from Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials, Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials, and many State department of transportation representatives, and others participating in the FHWA- sponsored Pilot/Escort Best Practices Working Group.

    The Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Training Manual, its companion Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Study Guide, a P/EVO training presentation, and these Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Best Practices Guidelines are available to State agencies, training providers, and others involved in the training and certification of P/EVOs. Each of these documents can be used individually or in combination, and are available at no charge from FHWA's website. The format of these materials offers flexibility to meet the needs of the pilot/escort operators, from one- or two-car companies to more complex multi-state operations.

    Learning how to be a P/EVO is similar to most other professions—individuals learn how to do the job primarily by doing it, but they must start with a basic understanding of how things work. The purpose of this document is to concisely present basic principles of pilot/escort operations. It is not possible to include detailed aspects of these operations, just as it is not possible to make highly specific laws and rules, not only because of the substantial differences among States with respect to pilot/escort operations, but also because of the seemingly infinite variety of oversize loads themselves. Add the elements of weather, the variety of roadways and traffic conditions, and the varied levels of experience and preparedness among the load movement team, and one can quickly understand the statement: Moving oversize loads is a prototypical proposition—that is, every move is different.

  • 10 Oct 2020 8:42 AM | Anonymous

    Good Day . Don't forget to everyone.

    Please join us for our monthly conference call Sunday October 11, 2020. It is open to everyone. 8:00 PM Eastern 7:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Pacific (855) 212-0212 Pin: 254 004 265# for a open decision regarding safety and Pilot Car Escort Best Practices Guidelines. 

    Updated Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Best Practices Guidelines

    Update PilotEscort Vehicle Operators Best Practices Guidelines.pdf

  • 30 Aug 2020 8:59 AM | Anonymous



    With this fast paced world we live and work in some time some things are better or faster than others. Here at the NPCA we are keeping up. As much of you know we have a monthly conference call every second Sunday of the month. It is open to everyone. 8:00 PM Eastern 7:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Pacific (855) 212-0212 Pin: 254 004 265#

    Mailing Address: PO Box 266, Lincoln, AL  35096

    Phone Calls: (205) 392-8867


    Facebook Page: also were we do Facebook Live

    Twitter :

    And  now Zoom

    We are here for the Industry.

    The NPCA have developed contacts with important transportation industry organizations such as the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and others. As a result of our continued participation in various conferences, symposiums, meetings and events held by these organizations over the years, the NPCA has a valued voice and opinion. Our valued voice helps us ensure regulatory and industry changes that affect the P/EVO industry are not made without participation from the NPCA.

  • 17 May 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous


    * Sunday *

    May 17, 2020

    8:00 PM Eastern 7:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Pacific

    (855) 212-0212

    Pin: 254 004 265#

    We are also on Facebook live

    Call in and listen to us discuss our industry and hear what new information we are learning about PEVOs.

    Set you clocks now for our conference call!  You don't want to miss this one.

    Our calls are always on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 8:00 PM Eastern, so mark your calendar and set your clock.

    This is an open call with members and non-members alike from across our wonderful nation. Here's your chance to ask questions and voice your view on anything and everything concerning the Pilot Car industry. Or, you can just dial in and listen.

    We are looking forward to hearing you on the call!


    National Pilot Car Association: +1 (205) 392-8867


    Address: PO Box 622, Lincoln, AL 35096

  • 18 Apr 2020 3:41 PM | Anonymous

  • 09 Apr 2020 7:56 PM | Anonymous

    April general conference call Will be rescheduled to the third Sunday of April. Submission of any questions or concerns you may have May be emailed to Info at for our guest speaker. Please please please forward me your questions so we can get them to the guest speaker. It will be safe to assume a lot of the same questions will be tried to ask we want to keep it narrowed down so we don’t take up as much time of the guest speakers time. Thank you all for your participation.

Address: PO Box 266, Lincoln, AL  35096

Phone: (205) 392-8867


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