Pilot Car training has been non-existent for too long. It is time to upgrade and not only receive a classroom state certification but also a comprehensive training that includes a state certification for Washington State that is currently reciprocal or is accepted by all of the states that require an 8 hour course and practical on the job training by certified instructors. The school lasts a total of 5 days. The first day is spent in the classroom obtaining a Washington Pilot / Escort Vehicle Operator Certification. The second and third days you will ride with an instructor while he or she escorts actual oversize loads. The fourth and fifth day you will escort oversize loads while an instructor rides along with you to make sure that you understand what you are doing and conduct yourself in a safety first manner. This program is unlike any other that is available for trainng to be a pilot car operator. This school will give you experience if you are new to escorting and it will improve your skills if you are an experienced escort.You will not learn everything that you need to be an expert in a one week course but you will be a far better escort than the person that hasn't attended this training. They say that nothing substitutes for experience. I agree fully, but 20 years as a bad escort doesn't work either. If you start out with the best safety practices, then you can improve yourself with more time and experience.
There is no set class schedule for the five day school because it is done on a single student basis with each instructor taking only one student. The dates and times of each class will be scheduled as agreed between the student and the instructor. Contact me at 630-258-4901 to work out a mutually agreeable schedule for your training.
I know that the fee of $1000.00 seems like a lot, but most training schools are far more expensive. The students that have successfully completed the training have stated that it was far more beneficial than they expected and well worth the cost.