National Pilot Car Association
"So everyone gets home safe"
The National Pilot Car Association (NPCA) is made up of people across the nation who want to make our highways safe as we move bigger loads. Our membership includes pilot/escort vehicle operators (P/EVOs), insurance professionals, motor carriers, commercial truck drivers and even ordinary citizens.
The NPCA have developed contacts with important transportation industry organizations such as the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and others. As a result of our continued participation in various conferences, symposiums, meetings and events held by these organizations over the years, the NPCA has a valued voice and opinion. Our valued voice helps us ensure regulatory and industry changes that affect the P/EVO industry are not made without participation from the NPCA.
For years, the pilot car industry has been at the mercy of people who had little knowledge of what we do and why we do it. At the National Pilot Car Association, we feel we can develop relationships with other partners in the OS/OW movement industry, including manufacturers, carriers, insurers, permit agencies and law enforcement officers to help them see first hand the challenges P/EVOs face as they escort OS/OW loads around the country. The National Pilot Car Association is the “go-to” organization for questions and advice about the safe and efficient movement of oversize loads. Its leadership is committed to developing lasting relationships with lawmakers and regulators around the country so that new rules, regulations, and laws are written with input from the pilot car industry.
We also believe we can make our industry safer by promoting professionalism and helping to develop skill-sets which will enable P/EVOs to safely move ever larger oversize loads. By promoting the new 2017 FHWA Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Best Practices program throughout AASHTO regions and partnering with states, we will encourage both seasoned and new pilot car operators to develop both the skill-sets and the atmosphere of professionalism and safety awareness which will lead to fewer accidents, resulting in less damage to the infrastructure and reduced insurance premiums for carriers and pilot car companies alike.