A: Pilot cars travel in front of or behind oversized loads, alerting the public to any traffic changes or obstacles caused by these loads and ensuring they navigate roadways safely. Pilot car drivers will also work closely with truck drivers to help ensure traffic laws aren’t violated and the public remains safe.
A: It depends on what state you’re traveling within. However, several states require that at least one or more pilot cars accompany a vehicle if it’s carrying an overdimensional load that is more than 12’ wide, and/or 14’ 6” feet high and/or 90’ in length.
It’s important to note that states may have additional requirements and whether you need one or more escort will vary by state. This is why your pilot car provider must know the specific overdimensional limits and requirements of each state they offer services in.
If you have questions about the pilot car requirements in your state or have a question about a specific overdimensional load, contact us today.
A: It’s easy. All you need to do is fill out the form on our request a quote page and we’ll be in contact shortly.
A: While not all states require you to be certified, Sentinel does require that you have passed a minimum of one state certification class.
A: Escorts simply need to email or fax us their invoice at the end of their run. The invoice is then audited and payment is usually sent within two to three business via direct deposit or paper check (or EFS for a small fee).
A: Learn about all of the reasons why you should join the Sentinel team and submit an application on this page.