While other states and provinces assign law enforcement escorts for the travel of superload shipments on certain highways, Pennsylvania and Ontario (Canada) do things differently.
CEVO in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, a pilot must be certified and licensed as Certified Escort Vehicle Operator (CEVO) to operate in lieu of a state trooper during superload moves. Unlike standard pilot car drivers, a CEVO must complete a specialized course. While each state has different definitions of a super load and escort requirements are specified on permits, ODS can arrange the CEVOs you require and optimize your plan based on the specific needs of your load, route, and travel times.
CSE in Ontario
Superloads traveling on Ontario highways require Certified Superload Escorts (CSE): pilots appointed with specific traffic control authority after completing an MTO-approved training course. Applications for superload moves in Ontario require that carriers submit specific documentation, including a Traffic Management Plan, for review by the Ministry of Transportation. In addition to arranging CSEs, ODS can help you to develop the best and most cost-effective plan tailored to your superload, current highway parameters, and ideal routing and operating times.