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Transportation safety through uniformity

Transportation Safety Through Uniformity

SC&RA Pilot Car Escort Training Program

SC&RA June 2011


Summary
Summary

  • History

  • Goals

  • Progression

  • Program Elements

  • Stakeholder Review

  • Current State of Affairs

  • What the Future Holds

SC&RA June 2011


History
History

  • Project Initiated Spring 2003

  • NTSB Recommendations H-01-32, H-01-33, and H-01-37

  • Cooperative effort between FHWA, SC&RA and CVSA

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Goals
Goals

  • Develop a Model Pilot Car Escort Training Program

  • Address the National Transportation Safety Board recommendations

  • Enhance the safe and efficient movement of freight by promoting industry uniformity

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Progression
Progression

  • Assemble Working Group

    • Subject Matter Experts of

      • Job Incumbents (Pilot Car Escorts)

      • Employers (Carriers and Pilot Car Escort Companies)

      • Trainers

      • Regulators

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Progression1
Progression

  • Job Task Analysis

    • Comparative Analysis (examined state sample)

    • Pilot Car Escort Survey

    • Interview Subject Matter Experts

    • Examine Relevant Regulations

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Progression2
Progression

  • Gap Analysis (13 existing training materials against 16 critical elements/learning outcomes)

  • CVSA Enforcement Practices

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Progression3
Progression

  • Develop program

    • Content focus

      • Occupational Practice

      • Competencies

      • Theory

      • Principles

      • Concepts

      • Application

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Program elements
Program Elements

  • Pilot Car Escort “Best Practices” Guidelines

  • Pilot Car Escort Training Manual

  • Pilot Car Escort Training Program Assessment

  • Pilot Car Escort Microsoft Power Point

SC&RA June 2011


Stakeholder review
Stakeholder Review

  • Examination and Edit

    • Working Group

    • SC&RA

    • CVSA

    • FHWA

    • WASHTO (Representatives)

    • SASHTO (Representatives)

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Program expansion fhwa request
Program Expansion (FHWA Request)

  • Pilot Car Escort Equipment Guidelines 2006

    • Vehicle

    • Removable and Stationary Equipment

    • Vehicle Signage

    • Transporting Hazardous Materials

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Stakeholder review1
Stakeholder Review

  • Review and Edit

    • Working Group

    • FHWA (Representatives)

    • SC&RA (Representatives)

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Current state of affairs
Current State of Affairs

  • Implementation

    • Limited state adoption

      • Part and partial implementation

      • Relinquished ownership to private contractors

    • International adoption

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What the future holds
What the Future Holds

  • Focus on the Original Long Term Goal

    • Enhance the safe and efficient movement of freight by promoting industry uniformity

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What the future holds1
What the Future Holds

  • Objectives

    • States adopt the Pilot Car Escort Training Program as developed

    • States take ownership for the implementation and operation of the Pilot Car Escort Training Program

    • States continue to strive for industry uniformity

    • States create an environment to promote the execution of state reciprocity agreements

    • States promote industry professionalism and teamwork

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What the future holds2
What the Future Holds

  • Obstacles to overcome

    • Lack of uniformity in industry training programs

    • Lack of uniformity in state regulations, interpretation of regulations, and policies

    • Lack of uniformity in certification programs

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Uniformity areas for discussion sample october 2010

Arizona

Night Movement-specific routes

14’ or less wide

16’ or less high

120’ or less long

250,000 or less weight

Weekend Movement-specific routes, dimensions as above

Pilot Car Escorts

Case by case for >

14’ wide, 120’ long, & 16’

high

overhang >20’ rear &/or front

Colorado

Night Movement-special requirements

Weekend Movement-allowed

Pilot Car Escorts

Requirements based on route

Uniformity Areas For Discussion (Sample October 2010)

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Uniformity discussion continued

New Mexico

Night Movement-not allowed

Weekend Movement-Saturday sunrise to sunset, no Sunday travel

Pilot Car Escorts-very specific (only the requirements for width are shown) i.e. all hwys (1 required) for width

>8’6” if deemed a hazard

>14’

>20’ for 5 or more miles

Same specificity for length, height, & overhang

Other requirements for specific routes

Texas

Night Movement-allowed if

overweight only or

travelling on interstate hwy and is not > than 10’ wide & 100’ long w legal front & rear overhangs

Weekend Movement-allowed for

loads not > 14’ wide, 16’ high or 110’ long

Manufactured housing not restricted

Pilot Car Escorts

>110’ - <125’ length (1)

>14’ width (1)

>16’ width (2)

>17’ high (1 w height pole)

>18’ high or >125’ long (2)

Specific reqs for manufactured homes and excess overhang

Uniformity Discussion Continued

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Uniformity discussion continued1

Washington

Night Movement-allowed on interstate hwys for loads

12’ wide or less

100’ long or less w legal overhang

14’6” high or less

Over weight only may travel 24/7

Weekend Movement- allowed sunrise to sunset all 7 days

Pilot Car Escorts-specific

>11’ wide (2) on 2-lane

>14’ wide (1) rear on multi- lane

>20’ wide (2) on multi-lane

>105’ trailer, including load, length or rear overhang > 1/3 trailer/load length (1) on two-lane

>125’ trailer, including load, length or rear overhang > 1/3 trailer/load length (1 rear) on multi-lane

California

Night Movement-Case by case depending on dimensions

Weekend Movement-Case by case depending on dimensions

Pilot Car Escorts

>12 wide (1 lead on 2-lane, follow on 4- lane)

case specific for over length

18’ or more height (1 w clearance pole)

escort must accompany permitted vehicle through all CHP scales

Uniformity Discussion Continued

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Uniformity discussion continued2

Oregon

Night Movement-specific routes and overweight only

12’ wide on interstate hwys only

<10’ wide on green routes

Weekend Movement-allowed except from Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Pilot Car Escorts-required for

>9’ wide (1) on 2-lane

>14’ wide (1) on 4-lane

<12’ may be permitted w/o escorts if equipped w warning lights

case by case for vehicles over length and/or height

Nevada

Night Movement-specific for hwy configuration

prohibited except for

75’ or less overall length including overhang and overweight only loads

permitted for hwys w at least 4 lanes for loads of specific dimensions

permitted for hwys w 2 or 3 lanes for loads of specific dimensions

24-hour travel for loads less than legal height, width, 75’ length, 10’ overhang, and any weight

Weekend Movement-specific for route, hwy configuration, & dimension

Pilot Car Escort-very specific i.e. 2-3 lane hwys, 1-2 escorts (likely to require hwy patrol in some cases) for width (only the requirements for width are shown)

>12’ to 14’ (1)

>14’ to 16’ (2)

>16’ (2 or more determined at request)

>17’ (2 + other state requirements & likely to require state patrol)

Uniformity Discussion Continued

SC&RA June 2011


Synopsis
Synopsis

  • History

    • NTSB Recommendations

  • Progression

    • SC&RA PCE “Best Practices” Training Program

  • Current State of Affairs

    • Part and Partial Training Program Implementation

    • Continued lack of Industry Uniformity

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