View the PDF Version [3. People typically improve their skills over time. Escort drivers must be aware of the rules in any State in which they operate, as it is with all drivers. FHWA maintains a list of all State permit offices and Canadian provinces that includes websites and telephone numbers. States vary in the type and number of test questions and in the score required to pass the test. There are also differences in the number and type of questions.
We all have to start somewhere. It can be hard to ask for help in this industry for fear of seeming incompetent, but that's not the attitude that we have at the NPCA. Where are you located? Are you planning on working regionally or nation-wide? Use the table below to see which certification is the best for you. See below for a list of state permits you should have if you plan on operating nation-wide. About Us Board of Directors.
State Certifications for Pilot Cars & Escort Vehicles.
This course is approved by the Florida Department of Transportation, and is one-third of the Florida qualification required for those individuals responsible for warning the motoring public of oversize loads and assisting oversize load drivers on Florida highways. Click here for several Frequently Asked Questions on escorting oversize and overweight vehicles in Florida. Visit this web page for a list of Qualified Florida Escort students who have given permission for their information to be placed on this page. Payment in advance is required to be registered for the course.
Getting certification to escort heavy hauls requires a clean driving record, a valid driver's license, certification and permits. Trucks towing heavy, oversized and over-dimensional loads are required to have an escort car because of their potential danger to other motorists. Many companies specialize in towing oversized loads and hire drivers with the proper certification and skills to escort their hauls to and from construction sites or factories. Apply for a state's escort vehicle certification by taking a written test, proving you have a valid driver's license with a clean driving history and meet a state's requirements for being an escort driver.