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  1. Transportation Safety Through Uniformity SC&RA Pilot Car Escort Training Program SC&RA June 2011

  2. Summary • History • Goals • Progression • Program Elements • Stakeholder Review • Current State of Affairs • What the Future Holds SC&RA June 2011

  3. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  4. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  5. Progression • Assemble Working Group • Subject Matter Experts of • Job Incumbents (Pilot Car Escorts) • Employers (Carriers and Pilot Car Escort Companies) • Trainers • Regulators SC&RA June 2011

  6. Progression • Job Task Analysis • Comparative Analysis (examined state sample) • Pilot Car Escort Survey • Interview Subject Matter Experts • Examine Relevant Regulations SC&RA June 2011

  7. Progression • Gap Analysis (13 existing training materials against 16 critical elements/learning outcomes) • CVSA Enforcement Practices SC&RA June 2011

  8. Progression • Develop program • Content focus • Occupational Practice • Competencies • Theory • Principles • Concepts • Application SC&RA June 2011

  9. 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

  10. Stakeholder Review • Examination and Edit • Working Group • SC&RA • CVSA • FHWA • WASHTO (Representatives) • SASHTO (Representatives) SC&RA June 2011

  11. Program Expansion (FHWA Request) • Pilot Car Escort Equipment Guidelines 2006 • Vehicle • Removable and Stationary Equipment • Vehicle Signage • Transporting Hazardous Materials SC&RA June 2011

  12. Stakeholder Review • Review and Edit • Working Group • FHWA (Representatives) • SC&RA (Representatives) SC&RA June 2011

  13. Current State of Affairs • Implementation • Limited state adoption • Part and partial implementation • Relinquished ownership to private contractors • International adoption SC&RA June 2011

  14. What the Future Holds • Focus on the Original Long Term Goal • Enhance the safe and efficient movement of freight by promoting industry uniformity SC&RA June 2011

  15. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  16. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  17. 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) SC&RA June 2011

  18. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  19. 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 SC&RA June 2011

  20. 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

  21. 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 SC&RA June 2011