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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%.

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 or (360) 705-7341
Jim Wright
Permits Program Manager or (360) 704-6345
Commercial Vehicle Website:

Where to get training:

Eastern Washington

Michael Blackmon Northwest Safety Enterprises (509) 684-7632
Cliff Berg  (509) 928-0674

Central Washington

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

Southwest Washington

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
Bellingham Technical College  (360) 715-8350

Outside of Washington State

Alabama (Guntersville)
Margaret Pternitis (256) 238-1109
Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Mac Consulting (403) 502-6588
Illinois (Sycamore)
Jeff Obrien (630) 258-4901
Louisiana (Shreveport)
Fred & Karen Fory – Frog Truck Escort  (318) 469-3748 or www.louisianafrog.comMontana (Wise River)
Shanwa Page – High County Safety Training (406-490-2522)
 New Mexico (Las Cruces)
David Hibbard – Nationwide Pilot Car (321) 431-8000
New Mexico (Portales)
Elton Boyd – All American Pilot Car Services (505) 850-3167
Oregon (Salem)
 John Nix – J&J Pilot Car Service (503) 990-5313
George Lane – Flag Car Network (570) 768-1445
fthbuilder@yahoo.comTexas (Hallsville)
Billy Magill – Magill Escort Service (903) 738-4013
Regina, Saskatchewan
Daniel Boyer – B.D.R. Safety Consulting Inc. (360-737-2911)
email: Website:

Upcoming Courses:

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Training (P/EVO):
Oct 10, Kirkland WA

Feb 20 – Kirkland WA
May 29 – Kirkland WA
Aug 21 – Kirkland WA
Nov 6 – Kirkland WA

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