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Pilot/Escort Certification - Reciprocity Update 

 

(Dec. 2, 2013) Lieutenant Tom Nelson with the Minnesota State Patrol has just announced that Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operation Certification training curriculum reciprocity now exists with Florida, along with Colorado, North Carolina, Utah and Washington.

This means: Minnesota domiciled and out of state pilot/escort drivers holding Colorado, Florida, and Utah certification that is still current on or after January 2, 2014, will not be required to obtain Minnesota certification to operate in Minnesota (with conditions—see below). Once it expires, however, pilot/escort drivers domiciled in Minnesota will be required to obtain Minnesota certification. This will require attending the initial 8-hour training class and passing the examination.

Conditions: Colorado, Florida, Utah and Washington certification holders will be allowed to escort overdimensional loads in Minnesota provided that the Minnesota insurance, driver, vehicle, and safety equipment requirements are met. And Minnesota certification holders will be allowed to escort overdimensional loads in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington, provided that insurance, driver, vehicle, and safety equipment requirements are met for those states.

 

For further information please contact Erik Gohl at 952.995.1346 or erik.gohl@hennepintech.edu.

 

See our Training and Outreach page for more information about Pilot/Escort Vehicle Driver Training.

 

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