Class 1 pilots have additional training (including optional unit standards 23892 and 1768) on technical and practical issues associated with managing traffic that very large and complex loads require.
Load pilots help oversized loads be transported on the roads without causing a danger to other road users. These loads are wider, taller and/or longer than the maximum vehicle dimensions. Our roads have signs, lanes, roundabouts and traffic islands based on normal-sized vehicles, so a huge vehicle can cause problems. Load pilots escort these vehicles and loads, warning other road users about them.
Ray and Tex hold all the required certifications with the practical experience to compliment the theory.