Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Best Practices Guidelines

This document summarizes the results of extensive research, review, and analysis of existing pilot/ escort vehicle operator (P/EVO) training materials, laws and rules relevant to P/EVOs, and case studies and other information focused on the movement of oversize loads. 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.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 40p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-16-051
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 16 2017 9:30AM