With the increase of "Oversize Loads" being transported and moved over our interstate highways and local roads it is becoming more crucial for the industry of Pilot Escort Vehicle Operators(P/EVO) to be well trained and legally certified. This duty extends to a clear knowledge in the process of maintaining the safety of the motoring public and security and integrity of the load itself. A clear understanding of the highway system, its restrictions and potential hazards are paramount in serving the trucking industry as well as private property and public when a Oversize Load is operating in their area of travel.
Certified P/EVO's can take pride in knowing that they have the proper knowledge and training to help guide and navigate through roadway areas that include highways, county roads, bridges, cities and other obstructions uncommon to large loads and their dimensions.
Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO)
The training standards for P/EVO certification and the Evergreen Safety Council program comply with guidelines established by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Washington State Patrol (WSP). The training focuses on state regulations, procedures, safety practices, and operator responsibilities.
To receive certification:
•Complete a one-day (approximately eight hours) training course.
•Complete an open-book examination and achieve a minimum score of 80%.
•Payment in full must be received
A successful candidate will receive a WSDOT P/EVO certification card that is valid for three years. The certification card may have a passport-size picture attached and can be laminated. Otherwise, a driver’s license must be shown if asked for verification of identification.
Note: Those with a Washington State driver’s license must have the Washington certification.
Requirements for Performing as a P/EVO
•You must be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license from any of the 50 U.S. states.
•You must be able to read and speak English.
•You must be able to perform flagging duties and traffic control.
•You must be drug and alcohol free when performing P/E vehicle duties.
•You must carry minimum liability insurance as required by Washington State.
•You must wear corrective lenses while performing P/E duties if they required for driving.
Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Recertification
•Operators are required to attend a refresher course (4 hours) every three years. Sometimes it is hard to find a refresher course so you may have to take the 6-8 hour course again. There is no grace period for expired cards.
WA State Commercial Vehicle Services Information:
Commercial Vehicle Services Administrator
email@example.com or (360) 705-7341
Commercial Vehicle Website:
Class "A" Pilot Escort will travel to areas of the Northwest and parts of Canada upon request to provide on-site training and certification to groups and businesses requiring a more centralized location for their organizations. These arrangements are based on an individual class-by-class arrangement and may incur an extra nominal fee for travel requirements. Normally a minimum of ten students will be required for this service. Please call for rates.
REGISTRATIONS AND PAID IN FULL TUITIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN SEVEN(7) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CLASS DATE IN ORDER TO SECURE TRAINING ROOMS, COURSE REFERENCE MATERIALS AND BOOKS. REGISTRATIONS AND TUITIONS NOT RECEIVED BY THIS DATE MAY DELAY OR PREVENT THE STUDENT FROM ATTENDING THE CLASSES. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE
All registrations received after the deadline will be charged a $20.00 late fee in order to expidite the shipment of Student Materials from Seattle.
Completed registrations can be faxed to (509)808-2726, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed with payments.
As stated above, payments for registration need to arrive in our office at the address listed below:
Class A Pilot Escort
PO Box 13701
Spokane Valley, WA 99213
In the Spokane region. $140.00 full 8-hour course.
Outside the Spokane area requiring travel for instructor. Starting at $160.00
Price includes all materials and lunch.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Spokane County Library
4322 N Argonne Rd
Spokane , WA
Registration AND full payment DUE by Friday, October 19th to be eligible to attend
Washington State full 8-hour P/EVO Certification Course dates
Washington State 4-hour re-cert P/EVO Courses (minimum 5 students needed)
Registration and full payment are required to be received at our office no later than seven(7) calendar days prior to class date.
Have a question or comment about being Pilot Escort Vehicle Operator (PEVO)?
e-mail us at:
Use "Pop-out" button on registration to print.
P/EVO 8-hour Certification Form
for mail/fax in.
Credit card payments will show up as SQUARE payment from Class A Pilot Escort.
Washington Pilot Cars - Spokane Pilot Cars - Washington Pilot Car Certification
P/EVO 4-hour RE-Certification Form
for mail/fax in.
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