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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Training Manual

5. Report Date

February 2017

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Ann Hamilton PhD
Steven Todd

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Training Handbook
September 2014 – December 2016

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

John Berg, FHWA

16. Abstract

This student training manual is the companion document for the Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO) Training Course. The manual is designed to prepare individuals to fulfill pilot/escort duties safely and effectively. It includes an overview of the pilot/escort industry, requirements for P/EVOs and their vehicles, procedures for escorting oversize loads, elements of route planning, issues of driver safety, and many important related topics. It further promotes and facilitates understanding of the regulations, duties, and responsibilities of P/EVOs and provides practical information on such issues as safe maneuvering and vehicle positioning, typically required equipment and its uses, and examples of the substantial variance in rules governing P/EVOs from State to State.

17. Key Words

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators, Pilot Escort Vehicle Equipment, Pilot Escort Vehicle Route-Planning, Pilot Escort Vehicle Pre-Trip Planning, Pilot Escort Vehicle Route Trip Operations, Oversize Loads, Pilot Escort Vehicle Driver Safety, P/EVO Training, Pilot Cars, Oversize Loads, Overweight Loads

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


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