Nov. 25: New Pilot Car Safety Guidelines Released


The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released new guidelines for pilot car operators, who warn other road users of the presence of an oversize vehicle, help manoeuvre the load through constrained areas and keep traffic delays to a minimum on BC’s highways. The Pilot Car Guidelines manual clarifies the requirements for travel set out in provincial permits for oversize and overweight loads. It also outlines safety requirements for pilot car drivers, including route planning, contingency plans, pre-trip meetings, checks required before travel, equipment and communication, traffic control practices and pilot car movements.