What’s A Pilot Escort Service?

When you are on road driving, you might have noticed several times SUVs or pickup trucks escorting along the heavy haul trucks. These are called Pilot Escort Vehicle. These are not normal drivers like you and I, but trained professionals who drive behind these wheels. A pilot car escort not is part of the oversized trucks team, but these all contracted through companies who provide pilot escort services 

Here is a firsthand knowledge of pilot escort drivers and their services that you should be knowing to identify when you want to hire one, you can see for yourself if you got the trained professionals or a dent on your wallet.  

In essence, a pilot escort driver works alongside the heavy haul trucks to ensure the OSOM trucks reaches it designated destination safely. Depending on the size and type of the overload truck, an escort driver will either lead the truck driver from front or follow behind it to warn the public in advance regarding the oversize truck ahead. The drivers of pilot vehicle ensures that they also warn the motor-vehicles on the road with respect to any changes in the in the traffic and as well as any hurdles caused due to the oversize truck load. At the same time, the escort services also guides the truck driver if there is anything coming on his way. To ensure smooth journey is conducted, all timely communications happen during the journey with the help of a two way radio, where the escort driver communicates with the OSOM truck driver. This helps the truck driver know if there is traffic heading their way, any road accident, any such complicated turns or any circumstance that requires his attention. Similarly, truck drivers also need special guidance to switch lanes and even to cross bridges, while such movements, the public also needs to be warned. It is also the responsibility of the escort driver to see the truck driver doesn’t violate any traffic laws.  

Pilot Escort Vehicle Equipment 

These escort vehicles are well equipped with warning eye catching signs that says overhead load is ahead or following. They also have bright colour flags to guide, CB radio, orange cones. Pilot cars also have route maps, and emergency gears such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers if any unforeseen incident happens. Shamick transport specializes in OSOM and heavy haul trucking and also provide special Pilot Escort Services with well trained professional drivers, unmatched experience and quality services around the clock 24 hours a day, working 7 days a week. You can get in touch with our team at 03 9369 9468 or 0419 138063 to know more details about pilot escorting service or any similar service such as caravan towing.  For more information, please log on to http://www.shamick.com.au/caravan.htmltransport-trucks