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Minnesota requiring certification

Posted by jeffob on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Requirements: Rules - Pilot and Escort Vehicles These rules will become effective on January 2nd, 2014 " Overdimensional load " is a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in Minn. Stat. ? 169 , or otherwise not in conformity with the provisions of Minn. Stat. ? 169 . PILOT/ESCORT DRIVER CERTIFICATION PROCESS Minn. Rules 7455 Subpart 1. Certification course A . Drivers domiciled in Minnesota shall complete a pilot/escort certification course accepted, approved, or authorized by the department. Upon a driver's successful completion of a training program authorized by the commissioner, the training program must issue the driver proof of course completion. The commissioner shall issue a certification card to drivers who demonstrate that they are at least 18 years of age, possess a valid operator's license for the type of vehicle being operated, have successfully completed a training program authorized by the commissioner, and meet all additional requirements in this chapter. The cost of the initial certification course shall be set at $180. The cost of one additional four-year certification shall be set at $90. B. The Department of Public Safety partnering with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) shall develop training curriculum and utilize experienced instructors within the department and MnSCU to provide the training through MnSCU facilities. C. The civilian course curriculum shall include, at a minimum, the following: (1) driver requirements; (2) vehicle requirements; (3) permitting and reading an overdimensional load permit; (4) pilot/escort vehicle positioning and maneuvering; (5) authority while escorting, flagging and traffic control; (6) insurance; (7) pre-trip planning and meeting; (8) communication; (9) height pole usage; (10) liability issues; (11) ground clearance; (12) route surveys and how to conduct them; (13) hours of service; and (14) railroad grade crossing safety. D . The law enforcement course curriculum shall include, at a minimum, the following: (1) permit review; (2) hours of service; (3) route planning; (4) pre-trip meeting; (5) vehicle positioning and maneuvering; (6) hand traffic direction; (7) following distances; (8) right-of-way rules; (9) traffic signals and signs; (10) duties - front and rear; (11) authority while escorting; and (12) crash incident management. Subpart 2. Certification period Initial certification is valid for four years from the date of issue. One additional four-year certification may be obtained through a mail-in or online re-certification process provided by a Minnesota-authorized training program. Pilot/escort drivers must attend a full certification course every eight years. Subpart 3. Certification reciprocity Pilot/escort drivers domiciled outside of Minnesota may operate as a certified pilot/escort driver with another state's certification credential, provided the course meets the minimum requirements outlined in the Pilot/Escort Training Manual - Best Practices Guidelines as endorsed by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which is incorporated by reference. The department shall enter into a reciprocal agreement with any other state if that state demonstrates that its course meets the minimum requirements outlined in the Pilot/Escort Training Manual - Best Practices Guidelines referenced in this subpart and complies with the requirements in this chapter. DRIVER REQUIREMENTS Certified pilot/escort drivers and certified licensed peace officers operating a pilot or escort vehicle must meet the following requirements: A . be a minimum of 18 years of age; B. possess a valid operator's license for the type of vehicle being operated; C. have the issued certification card in the driver's possession at all times while in pilot/escort operations; D. when operating a vehicle in excess of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or gross vehicle weight rating, comply with the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 382, 383, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, and 397; and E. if operating as a front or rear pilot car driver, shall not perform as a tillerman/steerman for the load being escorted. A tillerman/steerman shall not be in the pilot/escort vehicle when a steering activity is being performed. Fee: The cost of the initial certification course shall be set at $180. The cost of one additional four-year certification shall be set at $90. Other Pertinent Information: See also the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Escort Requirements information and refer also to the OS/OW Trucking in Minnesota brochure and Oversize/Overweight Permits Fact Sheet.

FEB AND MARCH CLASSES TO CHOOSE FROM

Posted by jeffob on February 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

THERE WILL BE CLASSES FOR WASHINGTON PILOT CAR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION IN DEKALB, IL 02/11/2013, SOUTHBURY, CT 02/23/2013 AND TYLER, TX ON 03/16/2013. SEE MY WEB SITESFOR DETAILS AT www.pilotcartraining.com or www.oversizepilotcar.com

BILOXI / GULFPORT MS WASHINGTON CERT CLASS

Posted by jeffob on September 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (1)

THERE WILL BE A WASHINGTON PILOT CAR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION CLASS IN BILOXI/GULFPORT, MS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2012 AT 8AM UNTIL ABOUT 4PM. THE CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE COMFORT SUITES 14001 BIG RIDGE RD. BILOXI, MS 39532 AT 8AM UNTIL ABOUT 4PM.THE FEE IS STILL $179.00 AND CAN BE PAYED IN MY WEBSTORE USING EITHER GOOGLE WALLET OR PAYPAL BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD OR E-CHECK . YOU MAY ALSO PAY BY CHECK TO JEFF OBRIEN 215 WENDY STREET SYCAMORE IL. 60178-1153 OR BY PHONE AT 630-258-4901 WITH CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. WEB SITES TO ENROLL ARE WWW.PILOTCARTRAINING.COM OR WWW.OVERSIZEPILOTCAR.COM. CLICK ON ENROLL IN A CLASS AND FILL OUT THE FORM OR CALL ME 630-258-4901


DEKALB, IL WASHINGTON CERTIFICATION CLASS

Posted by jeffob on June 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Class announcement: THERE WILL BE A WASHINGTON PILOT CAR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION CLASS AT THE BAYMONT INN 1314 W. LINCOLN HWY (RT 38) DEKALB, IL 60115 ON THE 16TH OF JUNE AT 08:00 AM UNTIL ABOUT 04:00PM. THE FEE IS $179.00 AND MUST BE PREPAID BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD THRU MY WEBSTORE OR BY CALLING ME WITH THE INFORMATION OR YOU MY SEND A CHECK TO JEFF OBRIEN 215 WENDY STREET SYCAMORE, IL 60178-1153. PLEASE ENROLL ON MY WEB SITE OR CALL ME IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. 630-258-4901 WEB SITES ARE WWW.OVERSIZEPILOTCAR.COM OR WWW.PILOTCARTRAINING.COM

 

Washington Certification Classes in three locations

Posted by jeffob on March 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There are 3 separate locations for Washington Classes coming up in April.  See my web sites for details www.pilotcartraining.com  or www.oversizepilotcar.com  or call me at 630-258-4901

CHATTANOOGA, TN WA. CERT CLASS

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THERE WILL BE A WASHINGTON STATE PILOT/ESCORT OPERATOR CERTIFICATION CLASS AT THE MICROTEL INN AND SUITES CHATTANOOGA HAMILTON PLACE 7014 MCCUTCHEON, CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421 ON AUGUST 11, 2010 AT 8AM. THE FEE IS $179.00 AND MAY BE PAYED BY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD USING EITHER PAYPAL OR GOOGLE WALLET SECURE PAYMENT SITES IN MY WEB STORE OR BY PHONE 630-258-4901 OR SENDING A CHECK TO JEFF OBRIEN 215 WENDY STREET SYCAMORE, IL 60178-1153. WEB SITES ARE WWW.OVERSIZEPILOTCAR.COM OR WWW.PILOTCARTRAINING.COM. PLEASE ENROLL ON ONE OF THESE SITES BY CLICKING ON " ENROLL IN A CLASS" AND FILLING OUT THE FORM OR BY CALLING WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.

 


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