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Professional Pilot Cars… Anytime, Anywhere

Our pilot car services include lead vehicles and chase cars, high pole escorts, steer-person drivers, and arrow-equipped escorts. We offer competitive rates on a per-mile or per-day basis. As the largest network in North America, we can arrange for professional and reliable pilot cars for any route, location, and distance you need.

We verify the professionalism, reputation, history, and expertise of each pilot car partner. With every pilot in our network holding a mandatory minimum of $1M in insurance and our own industry-unique insurance coverage, ODS protects our customers as no one else can.

We Make It Quick and Easy.

You can expect 24/7 answers, a personal touch, and professionals who genuinely care at ODS. Through our industry-leading standard, we’ve grown into the largest pilot car network in North America. We earned the trust of the largest carriers on the continent without compromising our boutique service, personal tailor-made approach, and commitment to making each customer feel like the most important one.

We always find a solution and save you time and money in the process. You’ll be genuinely amazed at how fast we can arrange and secure as many fully equipped escort vehicles as your load and route require.  With one call, we’ll take care of it all… and we’ll take care of you.

If you’re looking for top-notch customer service and expertly-planned OS/OW load escort services, trust ODS to lead the way. We’re always ready to provide the assistance you need and ensure that your load is safely and efficiently transported to its destination.

Do You Need the Services of a Pilot Car Driver?

The services of a pilot vehicle driver are invaluable for anyone looking to transport over-dimensional loads across state and province lines. A professional pilot vehicle operator can help ensure the safety of everyone on the road by providing warning signs and communication devices in their vehicle, as well as ensuring that shipments remain within legal parameters at all times. Pilot vehicle drivers’ knowledge of local regulations and landmarks can help save time and money associated with navigating complex routes.

Are you planning to transport a large load across different states? Hiring a professional pilot car service like ODS North America can offer you extra protection and keep you in compliance with laws, which can help you avoid any fines associated with exceeding load size limits. With our experienced drivers leading the way, you can rest assured that your load will be transported safely and efficiently and will arrive at its destination on time. So, if you want a stress-free and hassle-free transportation experience for your over-dimensional loads, consider partnering with us.

What is a Pilot Car Service?

Pilot car services are an essential part of facilitating the transportation process. A pilot vehicle, also known as a lead vehicle chase and high-pole vehicle, is used to escort over-dimensional loads on highways, bridges, and other roads. These vehicles are responsible for driving ahead and behind the load and alerting other drivers of their presence. Pilot cars also protect from oncoming traffic and help ensure the load stays within legal parameters.

The pilot vehicle typically has warning signs or flags mounted on it that are visible from different angles. This helps to ensure that other drivers notice the vehicle’s presence when traveling in the same direction as the load being transported. The vehicle also often contains extra equipment such as radios, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, emergency lighting, and CB radios to communicate with other drivers in case of emergencies.

Many states have specific laws regarding pilot car services and require that they be operated by Pilot Escort Vehicle Operators (PEVOs). To become certified, an individual must complete an approved training course and pass an exam designed by their state’s Department of Transportation. Once certified, a PEVO is responsible for ensuring that all regulations related to pilot vehicles are followed during transportation.

Pilot car services offer many benefits to those transporting over-dimensional loads, including increased safety for drivers and passengers alike. By providing warning signs and communication devices in their vehicles, pilot car operators can help ensure that all road users remain safe throughout the transport process. Additionally, these services can help ease the burden of navigating complex routes due to their knowledge of local regulations and landmarks, ensuring that shipments stay within legal parameters at all times.

Benefits of Using a Pilot Car Service For An Oversized Load

Hiring a pilot car service can be extremely helpful when transporting over-dimensional loads. With a pilot vehicle leading the way, drivers can relax knowing that their shipment stays within legal parameters and is escorted by experienced professionals familiar with local regulations and landmarks. Pilot car operators provide essential equipment such as radios, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits, and they also offer essential warnings to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. In short, a pilot car service can provide peace of mind and help ensure your shipment arrives at its destination safely and efficiently.

Beyond staying in compliance with laws and providing an extra layer of safety on the roads, using a pilot car service can also save time and money. A trained professional can properly plan routes according to state regulations, eliminating the need for multiple trips or detours that add time and cost to shipments. They also have knowledge of construction areas or areas with low-clearance bridges that can help prevent costly delays. Additionally, since experienced pilot vehicle operators understand state regulations regarding size restrictions for over-dimensional loads, they can ensure that cargo remains within these limits at all times. This helps reduce fines associated with exceeding load size limits in different states and keeps shipments moving without interruption.

Overall, using a pilot vehicle is essential for safely transporting over-dimensional loads across state lines. Pilot Escort Vehicle Operators (PEVOs) provide an important layer of protection while helping eliminate unnecessary costs associated with lengthy detours and fines due to non-compliance with laws. As such, it is highly recommended that individuals looking to transport large loads hire a professional PEVO service provider like ODS North America to ensure their shipment stays safe while complying with all necessary laws throughout its journey.

Who Qualifies for A Pilot Car Service?

Anyone seeking to safely transport oversized loads by truck across state lines can qualify for the assistance of a pilot driver. ODS North America offers pilot car services for loads that exceed the size and weight regulations set by state and provincial governments, ensuring compliance and safe transport of the vehicle.

Conditions for utilizing a pilot car service may vary depending on the specific regulations of each state or province. However, generally, if your load exceeds certain dimensions or weight limits defined by local authorities, it is recommended to engage an escort car or pilot vehicle. ODS North America specializes in providing professional pilot car services to ensure your truck and its oversized load are accompanied by experienced drivers who are well-versed in navigating challenging routes and complying with all necessary safety protocols. By partnering with ODS, you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle will be supported every step of the way, minimizing potential risks and delays.

Pilot Car Services

Pilot car services from ODS make moving your load safely and efficiently easier than ever. Our pilot car drivers are experienced, reliable, and knowledgeable about the trucking industry. We understand that loads come in all shapes and sizes, and we provide the expertise you need to get your load from point A to point B safely and on time.

Our pilot car services are available 24/7, so you can rest assured that we’ll be there no matter when you need us. We provide pilot cars for all types of loads, including oversized, over-dimensional, and overweight shipments. Our experienced pilot car drivers have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that your load is transported safely and arrives at its intended destination on time.

Pilot Car Drivers

PEVO’s are required to escort freight when it exceeds any legal limits (weight, width, length, or height) on state or provincial roads. ODS can provide you with an escort vehicle for your shipment that meets all required standards and regulations. We have a team of experienced drivers who are familiar with the routes and any special requirements needed to ensure the safe transport of your shipment.

We offer competitive rates and a variety of services to suit your needs. We are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our customers, so you can trust that when you choose ODS, you will get quality pilot car services at an affordable price. Contact us today to learn more about our pilot car services and how we can help you get your load safely and on time. Thank you for considering ODS for your pilot car needs!

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