Safety Library


Defensive Driving

Pedestrian safety

Part of defensive driving is remembering you share the road with others. This includes pedestrians, who are vulnerable to vehicles and other hazards drivers may not think about.
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Defensive Driving

Circular logic: How to navigate a roundabout

Circular intersections come with their own set of rules, and can be a bit tricky to navigate if you’re not used to them.
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Every move begins with a pre-trip meeting

It takes teamwork, communication, to help ensure that the load you’re moving reaches its destination without incident. That’s why every Oversize Load move must begin with a pre-trip meeting.
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Defensive Driving

Breathing outside the box

Box breathing helps your body and mind return to a neutral state, regulating your heart rate and nervous system and helping you to think more clearly.
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Special Guests

The Safety Guy

Evergreen Safety Council sits down with Allen Taylor, the safety guy! Learn more about his experience with our training courses.

Defensive Driving

What is the 3-4 Second Rule?

To reduce the risk of collision, it’s safest to stay 3-4 seconds behind the car in front of you. To measure this, pick a stationary object on the side of the road. Note when the car in front of you passes it, then count the seconds until you do.

Pilot Car

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Insurance

Many P/EVOs who have realized the importance of insurance have had the unfortunate experience of being sold insurance that is not adequate to cover activities performed as a P/EVO.
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The truth about forklift certification

Maybe you’ve seen offers like this and thought, "Well, that sounds to be to be true." That's because in this case, it is. The most blatant red flag is that forklift operators do not need a license, but a certification to be OSHA-Compliant.

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P/EVO supplies

New pilot/escort vehicle operators (P/EVOs) are responsible for acquiring their own equipment, unless supplied by an employer. The following supplies are recommended by Evergreen Safety Council, based on our Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Certification curriculum and the recommendations of the National Pilot Car Association. Please keep in mind that your state or jurisdiction may have additional requirements.


Let’s Get it Started

Powered industrial trucks (like forklifts) are invaluable tools in the workplace, but like humans they need fuel to perform. And like elite athletes, they need the correct fuel to perform their best.

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P/EVO distracted driving article

Find out where you can use your Pilot Car Certification! Colorado, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia...
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Railroad safety for Oversize Loads

Collisions between trains and Oversize Loads are more common than you think. If your permitted route takes you over railroad tracks, including urban light rail crossings, your team will need to assess them and plan ahead in order to stay safe.

Defensive Driving

A common misunderstanding about the effectiveness and unrealized danger of speeding. ​

The time you may save by speeding is never worth the potential consequences that may result from a speed-related collision.

Pilot Car

High Pole Basics

Depending on the height of the load, the front P/EVO may need to run with a high pole. A high pole is a measuring device, mounted on the front of the lead vehicle, that is used to measure the height of obstructions along the route. The use of a high pole may be mandated on the permit(s). But even in cases where it is not required by the permitting agency, the carrier or transport team may decide that it is a good idea to run with a high pole in order to ensure the safety of the load.
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Chason Coelho

Evergreen Safety Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Chason Coelho, Ph.D., CSP, CFI to its Board of Directors.