I am asked all the time about what it takes to be a pilot car, how much does it cost to get in to and how much will I get home. If you read the "What is a pilot car?" page, you got a little idea about what is involved in being a pilot car. It is a complicated and dangerous business. Regulations are always changing and are different from state to state. It is the pilot cars job to not only protect the load from the motoring public, but to protect the public from the load. I have had people flip me off, cuss me out and try to run me off the road while I am just doing my job. I could tell you many stories, good and bad, about this business, but most of it is learned by experienced. I can give you a bit of advice from what I have learned from my personal experience in starting and running my pilot car business, but your experience may be different. If you choose to become a pilot car or are thinking about it, here is the advice I give others when they call.
To give you the basics about the insurance, equipment, regulations, certifications and duties of a pilot car, click on Getting Started at the top of this page. I have put together several resources that will help you make the decision to become a pilot car and what is needed to get started. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to answer them.