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Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training (P/EVO) 

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training (P/EVO)

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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%.

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 one-day instructor refresher course every three years. There is no grace period for expired cards.

WA State Commercial Vehicle Services Information:

Anne Ford
Commercial Vehicle Services Administrator
forda@wsdot.wa.gov or (360) 705-7341
 
Jim Wright
Permits Program Manager
wrightji@wsdot.wa.gov or (360) 704-6345
 
Commercial Vehicle Website:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle/
 

Where to get training:

Eastern Washington

Colville: 
Michael Blackmon Northwest Safety Enterprises (509) 684-7632 www.northwestsafety.org
 
Spokane: 
Cliff Berg  (509) 928-0674

Central Washington

Wenatchee:
Glen Puterbaugh (509) 884-3767

Southwest Washington

Vancouver:
Freda GableFreda’s Pilot Car & Dispatch (360) 573-0222
 
SW Washington & NW Oregon:
Dee Bolden (360) 560-6984

Northwest Washington

Skagit Valley and North:
Jim Farrington Think Safety  (360) 770-3635 or wapevo@gmail.com
Bellingham Technical College  (360) 715-8350

Outside of Washington State

Alabama (Guntersville)
Margaret Pternitis (256) 238-1109 truckescrt@aol.com
 
Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Mac Consulting (403) 502-6588 1wm@sasktel.net
 
Illinois (Sycamore)
Jeff Obrien
(630) 258-4901
jpob48@aol.com
 
Louisiana
(Shreveport)
Fred & Karen Fory Frog Truck Escort  (318) 469-3748 
fredkaren@louisianafrog.com or www.louisianafrog.com
 
New Mexico (Las Cruces)
David HibbardNationwide Pilot Car (321) 431-8000
 
New Mexico (Portales)
Elton BoydAll American Pilot Car Services (505) 850-3167 elton_l_boyd@yahoo.com
 
Oregon (Salem)
 John Nix  J&J Pilot Car Service (503) 990-5313
 
Oklahoma
George Lane Flag Car Network (570) 768-1445
fthbuilder@yahoo.comTexas (Hallsville)
Billy Magill, Magill Escort Service (903) 738-4013
magillescort@gmail.com

 
Nationwide Training
Steven Barnes National Pilot Car Safety Institute (503) 665-4444 info@npcsi.netwww.npcsi.net
 
Regina, Saskatchewan
B.D.R. Safety Consulting Inc.
Daniel Boyer
Phone: (306) 737-2911
email: bdrsafetyconsultinginc@sasktel.net
Website: www.bdrsafetyconsulting.com

Upcoming Courses:

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training (P/EVO):
2014
May 2, Kirkland WA
Jul 25, Kirkland WA
Oct 10, Kirkland WA

 

Why Join?

  • Discounts
  • Recognition
  • Great Training

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