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Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO) 

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (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%.
  • 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:

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

Central Washington

Moses Lake:
Janice Buell – Oasis Pilot Car Services
(509) 760-3015

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 wapevo@gmail.com
 
Bellingham Technical College
(360) 715-8350

Outside of Washington State

Alabama
Margaret Pternitis  – Safety Training Consultants
(256) 238-1109 truckescrt@aol.com

California + other locations as requested
Terry Kox – Amber Light Pilot Car Services
(909) 437-1070 alpcs1@gmail.com

Illinois
Jeff Obrien (630) 258-4901
jpob48@aol.com
 
Louisiana
Fred & Karen Fory – Frog Truck Escort  (318) 469-3748 
fredkaren@louisianafrog.com or www.louisianafrog.com
 
Montana
Shanwa Page – High County Safety Training
(406) 490-2522  Skridgepage@hotmail.com
 
New Mexico
David Hibbard – Nationwide Pilot Car
(321) 431-8000
 
Oklahoma
George Lane – Flag Car Network (570) 768-1445
 
Oregon
John Nix – J&J Pilot Car Services
(503) 990-5313 fthbuilder@yahoo.com
 
Texas
Billy Magill – Magill Escort Service (903) 738-4013
magillescort@gmail.com
 
Canada
Regina/Saskatchewan
Mac Consulting 403-502-6588 1wm@sasktel.net
 
Canada/Western Canada
Daniel Boyer – BDR Safety Consulting Inc
(360) 737-2911 bdrsafetyconsultinginc@sasktel.net
www.bdrsafetyconsulting.com

Upcoming Courses:

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training (P/EVO):
2015
May 29 – Kirkland WA
Aug 21 – Kirkland WA
Nov 6 – Kirkland WA
Why Join?

  • Discounts
  • Recognition
  • Great Training

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