Part Two - Law Enforcement Escorts
Task #5: Debrief and depart.
A. Review movement with all participants, note areas of improvement, and then report all incidents to the motor carrier, pilot car company and permitting office.
After the trip is completed, the law enforcement escort should complete a post-inspection report that documents the entire movement. It should communicate areas of improvement and all incidents to all stakeholders, including the law enforcement officials, motor carrier, pilot car company and permitting office. This document should be a four part form with carbon copies that are distributed to each stakeholder.
The law enforcement escort should ensure the pilot car escort does the following:
- Remove all flagging;
- Turn off all exterior flashing lights, amber lights; and,
- Remove or cover the “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign.
It is our recommendation that these best practices guidelines be followed by all jurisdictions involved in the
movement of oversize/overweight loads. Further, it is recommended that these best practices guidelines be presented to law enforcement escorts in a structured manner, such as a shift briefing topic or staff development presentation. This will allow for discussions on the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in the movement, including the law enforcement escorts, pilot car escorts, carriers and CMV drivers.