Attention PEVO's !!!
The proposed rule change to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-38-100, adding insurance requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators has been approved and is now in effect. For hire certified Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators will be required to have insurance while conducting the duties associated with the rule.
Your comments and feedback were crucial to modifying this rule from its original proposed state. This process was proposed by industry members and reviewed by the Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Washington Trucking Associations, and the Evergreen Safety Council.
The approved language of the rule is:
“(16) Are certified pilot/escort vehicle operators required to have commercial auto insurance? Yes, for hire certified pilot/escort vehicle operators are required to have insurance to conduct the duties associated to this rule:
(a) One hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident;
(b) Three hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident; and
(c) Fifty thousand dollars for damage to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
Satisfactory evidence of the insurance shall be carried at all times by the operator of the pilot vehicle, which evidence shall be displayed upon request by a law enforcement officer.”
Below are a few insurance agents who write commercial policies in WA State:
Washington Contract Logging Association Insurance Agency
Joann 800-422-0074 ext 134
Northtown Insurance Agency
5727 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA 99208
Agent: Renee @ 509.483.3030
Trinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (Writes for WA, ID MT and OR)
Debra Ray (541) 942-8870
Below is a company that writes commercial auto policies in ID state:
Farm Bureau Insurance
6912 N. Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815