North America’s Largest Pilot Car Network

North America’s

Largest Pilot Car Network

  • Pilot Cars
  • Route Surveys
  • Consolidated Invoicing
  • Risk & Liability Mitigation
  • Project Planning & Support
  • CEVO
  • CSE

Pilot Cars

Get your cargo safely down the roads of North America with ODS escort vehicles. We provide experienced and certified pilots with verified insurance to ensure your load gets where it needs to go on time and safely. North America’s largest network of pilot cars and chase vehicles, we can arrange professional, reliable pilot cars anytime, any place, and over any distance.

Unlike other pilot car services, we take the time to do our due diligence on each and every one of our partners. This way, you can rest assured that your project is safe. We hold all our pilots to a $1M insurance minimum with uniquely comprehensive coverage from ODS.

ODS is here for you around the clock, and our team will treat you with the care and respect you deserve. We’re North America’s largest pilot car network, and we’ve aligned ourselves with some of the continent’s top carriers–all without sacrificing the boutique service that sets us apart. Our personalized approach ensures that every customer feels like our #1 priority.

Route Surveys

Count on ODS to show you the safest, fastest, and most profitable way to get your over-dimensional load where it needs to go. Our team will map out every mile, turn, and regulation for the perfect route.

Over-dimensional transport can be highly successful and profitable, but only if necessary details are accounted for. These include things like which roads are designated for:

  • different types of loads
  • best routes to take at specific operating times
  • surface conditions and obstructions
  • turning points and inclines
  • permit limitations by location
  • bridge and overhead obstructions
  • ongoing construction and detours
  • fuelling options, safe places for overnight stops, available accommodations

ODS will help you with your journey from beginning to end. We have a vast network of qualified surveyors across North America, and they will provide you with certified route surveys. This is important to maintain safety, peace of mind, and profitability.

Transportation Project Planning

ODS has been in the business of helping carriers plan their projects long before our industry’s most challenging OS/OW loads hit the road. We have earned a reputation for being able to accomplish just about anything that our customers need, with impressive knowledge and attention to detail. Our service is unparalleled, and our communication skills are top-notch.

Although it may not be the most lucrative option for us, we always recommend the right and most cost-effective ways to deliver your loads. This is because honesty, integrity, diligence, and transparency matter to us more than making a quick buck. These foundations are what have led to our success and long-lasting relationships that we take pride in.

Our company doesn’t just meet your Certified Escort Vehicle Operator (CEVO) and Certified Superload Escort (CSE) needs–we go above and beyond. We will also advise you of any police escort requirements along your route so that you can avoid any hang-ups. Additionally, we coordinate with service providers (bucket trucks, for example), flagging, traffic re-routing, or rolling roadblocks as needed. Our team provides regular progress reports to keep you updated on our progress; furthermore, these updates are ones that you can easily pass along to your customers.

route surveys

What We Do and How We Do It

Moving your over-dimensional load on busy roads is hard enough without coordinating an army of escort vehicles, navigating a maze of shifting regulations, and deciphering the best possible routes. That’s our business. Every day ODS helps carriers complete the most challenging logistics projects on the road while infusing integrity, honesty, and diligence into everything we do.

The ODS Pilot Car Network provides pilot car services for transportation needs of all sizes. Our nationwide network of professional pilot car drivers is trained, equipped, and prepared to safely escort your freight on any route. Our experienced pilot car drivers will keep your shipment safe and secure during transit, whether you are transporting a single vehicle or an entire fleet. With our comprehensive pilot car service network, you can rest assured that your freight will be delivered safely and hassle-free. Our partner pilot car drivers are familiar with local laws and regulations and are always up-to-date on the latest safety requirements. We also offer various other pilot car services, including route planning, route surveys, and transportation project planning.

Professional Pilot Cars. Anytime. Anywhere.

Over 6,000 Vehicles Across North America.

Our Promise

At ODS North America, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring customer satisfaction. We understand the importance of our customer’s freight, so we endeavor to provide safe, secure, and timely transportation each time. With over 6,000 vehicles across North America, we are the industry’s largest and most reliable pilot car service provider. Our experienced drivers are always available to help you efficiently transport and escort your over-dimensional freight.

We Promise To Provide The Perfect Pilot Car Services For Your Load.

At ODS North America, we guarantee that your freight will be handled with the utmost care and attention. Our professional drivers are highly experienced and certified to provide quality escort vehicle services at competitive rates. We ensure all our drivers meet or exceed industry standards, so you can trust that your load is in good hands.

We Promise To Provide The Highest Quality Escort Vehicle Services For Your Load.

We guarantee that your load will be safely transported with the highest quality escort vehicle services. Our experienced drivers are knowledgeable and certified to provide professional service in all 50 states and Canada. We make sure our vehicles are properly equipped and maintained for optimal performance on the road. Contact us today, and let us take care of your transportation needs.

Why Pilot Cars Trust and Join Us

  • We pay fast (even same day).
  • You get paid no matter what.
  • We get you more miles and minimize your deadhead.
  • We’re always there to answer your call.
  • We minimize your paperwork.
  • Your concerns are our priorities.
  • Support to vendors – we’re always there to answer your call.

Why Carriers Prefer and Choose Us

  • We make it so easy.
  • Coast to coast, seamless coverage.
  • Exceptional service at competitive rates.
  • Reliable, certified pilots with verified insurance and expertise.
  • You can reach us 24/7.
  • You enjoy one point of contact and a dedicated team that makes your needs our priority.
  • Our industry-unique, risk-reducing insurance policy.

Planning an OS/OW? Need a Pilot Car? Let’s Get Started.

The type and number of pilot cars your shipment requires can vary greatly based on factors such as location, load weight, dimensions, travel dates and times, to name a few. Tell us where you’re going, and our planner will instantly tell you what you need.

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Pilot Car States

At ODS North America, we provide state-specific pilot car services for each state we service. Our team of experienced drivers will help you navigate the shifting regulations and decipher the best possible routes for your shipment. We are committed to providing our customers exceptional service at competitive rates in all 50 states and Canada.

Vehicle Requirements

Each state has its own set of laws and regulations for pilot cars and escort vehicles. Most states require that the escort vehicle have a height pole, fire extinguisher, warning lights, flags or banners, CB Radio (or antenna), and orange safety vests. Some states may also require additional clearance signs and specific types of vehicles. Contact us for more information about what is needed in your state.

We are always here to help you find the perfect driver and escort vehicles for your shipment. Whether you need one or multiple escorts, we can provide everything you need for the safe and secure travel of your over-dimensional freight. We promise to deliver the highest quality services for your load. Allow our experienced drivers and certified vehicles to ensure a safe and successful journey for your shipment. Contact us today to get started!

Escort Vehicles

We offer escort vehicle services to help you safely transport your over-dimensional load. Our experienced drivers are trained and certified to provide professional, reliable escort vehicle services anytime and anyplace across North America. When you choose ODS North America, you can rest assured that your vehicle is safe. Our professional team will help make sure your project is successful.

Pilot Car Drivers

Our pilot car drivers are dedicated to providing the best service for your load. All of our operators are well-versed in navigating the ever-changing regulations, understanding clearances and permits, and mapping out the most efficient routes. We ensure that all of our vehicle operators are properly equipped with the necessary resources to ensure your load is well taken care of during transportation.

Oversized Load Pilot Car Drivers must meet specific safety requirements:

– Knowledge of local, state, and federal highway regulations as they relate to pilot car operations

– Ability to read maps and route instructions to determine the safest course for their driver

– Appropriate flagging certification depending on the load size and height

– Experienced in escort vehicle operations ensuring roadways are clear and safe for their drivers

– Keep the pilot car in a clean, maintained condition

– Ensure any necessary permits are acquired before entering different jurisdictions

Our experienced and knowledgeable drivers ensure your load will be delivered safely and on time. They have the necessary qualifications to escort loads of any size and height.

At ODS, we take great pride in providing exceptional pilot car services. Our team is committed to safety and professionalism throughout every load move. We believe that with our experienced drivers, rigorous standards, and processes, your load will be in the best possible hands. Let us help you make your load moves a success. Contact us today!

Looking for a Load? Share Your Availability.

Let our Dispatch team know where you are and where you want to go. We will contact you if we have a load that meets your stated parameters.

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