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Why pilot cars?

Pilot cars increase the safety of everyone and everything involved, in some cases they are not necessary but anything that reduces the risk of damage or loss of cargo should be strongly considered. Pilot cars not only protect the cargo, but the truck driver, and other drivers on the road. They prevent damages to roads and highways, keep traffic delays to a minimum, and prevent accidents. As a byproduct of this it keeps truck insurance rates down by reducing accidents which keeps freight prices down. Some states require pilot cars for especially oversized loads and especially tall equipment, however, not all do. Some loads that take up two lanes of a highway require police escorts as well.