The operation of Pilot/Escort vehicles is not a hobby or just something to do after retirement. It is a profession which is best left to professionals.
Pilot/Escort vehicles are Public Safety Vehicles - they are a warning device to forewarn of a potential danger. There are regulations that dictate the routing and number pilots/escorts required depending on traffic, road and bridge condition load compositions and the truck’s dimensions. Where front pilots/escorts are required they ensure that oncoming vehicles are warned of the oversized load approaching .and may have to stop the public due to the prevailing conditions and hazards of the road. Rear Pilots/Escorts may block traffic off while the truck and trailer make their turn, or make sudden lane changes.