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Ask an Oversize load pilot car driver
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Ask an Oversize load pilot car driver
You heard the man, ask away. I'm all ears!
Robert
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RE: Ask an Oversize load pilot car driver
What do you do for bathroom breaks?
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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(December 3, 2015 at 1:24 am)c172 Wrote: What do you do for bathroom breaks?

Keep a bottle in the car, stop and do the roadside thing. Cross Fingers  Cranky  Giggle
Robert
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RE: Ask an Oversize load pilot car driver
What is a load pilot car?

Also: are you oversize or the car? Tongue
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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RE: Ask an Oversize load pilot car driver
He drives slow with flashing lights!
With a bigarse truck carrying something humongous behind him!
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I assume this is posted prominently at the home office.

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(December 3, 2015 at 2:17 am)Quantum Wrote: What is a load pilot car?

Also: are you oversize or the car? Tongue

The oversize refers to a truck with a load that is wide, high, heavy or long or any combination of the load. You have seen them with flashing amber lights on the truck's cab and on the back end of the trailer.

Neither myself nor the car I drove were oversize although some people may have considered me to be somewhat oversize.

You have seen one or two trucks with signs on the front bumper and at the rear of the trailer with "OVERSIZE LOAD, WIDE LOAD or sometimes LONG LOAD". Usually leading and/or following will be a car or pickup with flashing amber lights on the roof.

These cars (sometimes pickups) are called pilot cars and sometimes escorts. They are there to guide the truck and for warning to the general public. They also help the driver of the oversize load avoid potential possible troubles ahead and behind. Their job is the protect the load from damage, the same for the roadways and private property.

That is the theory but in reality things get a little sticky out in the real world.
Robert
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There's a whole YouTube channel on this! Here's a vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnv5gGFZeZU
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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Oh of course, I know those!
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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