Pilot Car requirements for oversize load moves on provincial highways will be established by the terms of the permit issued for the move. These permits also establish other terms for the move, including time of day movement restrictions.
One or two pilot cars may be required when the load width, length, or height result in needing additional roadway space to maneuver. Basic rules for whether one pilot car should be in front of or behind the load are set out in the Commercial Transport Regulations, section 8.08. When two pilot cars are used, generally one is positioned as lead and the other follows the load as the rear pilot car. The main duties of the rear pilot car driver are to communicate with the load driver about surrounding traffic or other obstacles, and to monitor the load.
Three or more pilot cars may be required for more complex moves. The requirements and typical positioning of the pilot cars would be set out in the permit conditions and may vary depending on the locations and situations along the route. A third pilot car would typically assume the scout pilot car position and may travel well ahead of the load and lead pilot car in order to identify appropriate traffic control locations or pinch points ahead of time.
CVSE 1000 and other T-forms set out the general pilot car requirements. The load permit may have additional requirements. If a transportation management plan has been required as a condition of approval for the move, it may have further pilot car and traffic control requirements.
Every operator of a pilot car shall ensure that the pilot car is
The sign referred to above shall
The lamps referred to in the previous paragraph shall have a rating of 12.5 volts, minimum 5 candela, and design amps. 3.
The sign box referred to above shall
Notwithstanding section 8.08, a lead pilot car shall when necessary precede the oversize vehicle or load through tunnels, structures, etc., at an adequate distance so as to provide ample warning for oncoming vehicles.
Source of information: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/loo89/loo89/30_78
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