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Class 2 load pilot course guide

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This guide book is for people wanting to be class 2 certified load pilot drivers.

It contains:

  • information on the law for load pilots
  • information on different ways of warning and controlling traffic while escorting an oversize vehicle
  • information on controlling traffic while overweight vehicles cross bridges
  • information on the state highway location reference system
  • information on sitting the test to become a class 2 load pilot.

You can obtain your class 2 pilot qualification by learning the information in this book and either:

  • Passing Class 2 load pilot test with ASPEQ. The Class 2 load pilot test can be booked and paid for on the ASPEQ website link)
  • Sitting Unit Standard 1768 with an accredited MITO assessor. Please contact Waka Kotahi on 0800 683 774 to be provided with a list of assessors.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: July 2019
  • Version: Updated September 2022
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 978-1-98-856147-9 (print) | ISSN 978-1-98-856148-6 (online)
  • Also known as: ODP pilot guide, Load pilot driver code