Pilot Cars & Transport Permits

Pilot Cars • Escort Vehicles • Abnormal Loads • Transport Permits

Our fleet of Code of Practice pilot cars provide nationwide abnormal load escort services for heavy transport projects, guaranteeing a safe and compliant delivery, whilst our permits team ensure the required notifications and permits are in place for the movement of your cargo.


Our Code of Practice pilot cars and will escort your cargo at all times from collection to delivery under the supervision of our highly experienced Drivers who all hold the new City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in Abnormal Loads, escort vehicle driver qualification.

In addition to this, and to ensure every project is completed to the highest standards, our permits team work closely with our transport & haulage division to prepare transport permits for every abnormal, heavy and oversized transport project we undertake.

Our team prepare all necessary transport permits, including third party abnormal load permits, BE16 Special Order and VR1 permits.  This service includes liaison with police escorts and local authorities and Highways Agency "Water Preferred" documentation providing our customers with the knowledge that their project will be completed efficiently, safely and adhering to the highest safety standards.  

Our fleet of escort vehicles comply with the Highways Agency's Self-Escorting of Abnormal Loads Code of Practice.  Coupled with this, our extensive experience and highly qualified workforce allows us to skilfully and safely escort any abnormal or wide load throughout the UK, expertly managing your project from concept through to completion.

British International Freight AssociationConstruction Plant-Hire AssociationESTAInternational Federation of Freight Forwarders AssociationFleet Operators Recognition SchemeSilver Accreditation Fleet Operator Recognition SchemeHeavy Transport AssociationISO 9001 UKASISO 14001 UKASOHSAS 18001 UKASAchilles Power & Tech RegisteredRoad Haulage AssociationThe Route To Space AllianceSafe Contractor ApprovedSpecialized Carriers & Rigging AssociationAchilles UVDB Registered

Collett & Sons Ltd

Victoria Terminal, Albert Road, Halifax, HX2 0DF
Mistral Point, AW Nielsen Road, Goole, DN14 6UE
Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8TY