how to become a oversize escort in texas

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  1. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

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    My wife is laid off for the 3rd time in the last year and a half she has always wanted to get into the pilot car loads i have googled it with no luck she just looking at running Tx,and LA
    Anyone have any idea of a class you can take or what all would she have to have
     
  2. ITS62

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    ohhhhhhh...Pilot Car...I was gonna say, there may be a select market for those with a fantasy but you are most likely not gonna do too well as an "oversize escort"!
     
  3. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    Reading the title of the thread Bayou, I had such a simple answer.:biggrin_25513:

    But reading the IP. It changes things a bit. She might try applying directly with the services, and find out what they need for qualifications.
     
  4. Hardlyevr

    Hardlyevr Road Train Member

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    From the Title I wuz gonna suggest lotsa trips to the buffett! But instead suggest talking with other pilot cars drivers/ companies.
     
  5. Strider

    Strider The Info Monster

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    Big John Thanks this.
  6. Jumbo

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    It isnt that hard to become an escort. Biggest thing is getting her certified, which in Texas I bet they have classes all the time. Just looking at some of the escorts I get through Comdata and I KNOW it cant be that hard. Some escorts I always use dont seem to be getting rich, but they arent flat broke either.
     
  7. Jumbo

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    The vehicle requirements vary by state. Maybe she could contact an escort service in your area and they would be able to point her in the right direction or even let her ride along for short trips.
     
  8. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    Comdata escorts are the bottom of the barrel, can't get any worse then them. Yeah it isn't hard to be one but to be a good one and have some common sense is a different story.
     
  9. Jumbo

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    We have our regular high pole and rear steer guys that we use, but when you only need one rear to go across Indiana we use Comdata. It is a crap shoot as to what you get. Some have been good and some you never want to see again, like the highpole they sent that had 2x4's nailed together for a highpole. Needless to say we just waited till the next day when we could get a better one.
     
  10. BAYOU

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    She has called a few of them around here and all they say is we are not looking for anyone and give no info one place hung up on her
     
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