The pilot car marketplace
Post an oversize load and get bids by pilot car companies. Sift through the offers and strike on the best escort driver for the job based on price, rating, and experience.Post a Load
Hauling an oversize double-wide or other wide load? Find the pilot car solutions you need.
Is your tall load at risk of an overpass or traffic signal strike? You need an high-pole escort.
Transporting turbine blades or other long loads? Hire on an experienced tillerman to remote steer the rear.
Lode is the number one online marketplace for pilot cars. Oversize load carriers post their upcoming pilot jobs anywhere in the country and have experienced escort drivers bid on the load. By comparing prices and ratings, its easy to find the right combination of experience and value.
Alert traffic ahead of your load to ensure a smooth transit.
Block traffic for safe lane changes and keep motorists at safe distance.
Avoid overhead hazards with an early warning that your load may be too tall.
Steer the rear axles of long loads around tight turns.
Find an experieced driver to perform a route survey ahead of your departure date
Hold pedestrians and traffic back in high-density locations.
Schedule your load when its convenient for you and get quotes on demand
Compare mileage rates, day rates, overnight rates, and more before you book
Ensure your escort company has the skills, experience, and insurance you need
How it works
Register and post a load with departure date, location, and the needed pilot driver role
Review pilot car company quotes based on pricing and ratings
Select the winning quote to access the contact info and confirm the details
Q: How do I get in touch with the selected pilot car company?
A: We will share contact details between the oversize load carrier and the selected pilot car company after the quote has been selected.
Q: Can I unselect a selected quote?
A: Oversize carriers that have selected a quote can unselect it at any time prior to the departure date and keep browsing other quotes.
Q: Does Lode guarantee the load or the service of the pilot car?
A: Lode provides a marketplace for companies to find one another. Lode does not guarantee any contract or fulfillment.
Q: Does Lode charge any fees?
A: Services provided by Lode, LLC are free of charge at this time. We may consider adjusting our pricing in the future to ensure we can continue to provide premium quality services.