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ODS North America

ODS Difference

Some of the things that set ODS North America apart:

We’re everywhere
As North America’s largest pilot car network, we can arrange escort vehicles coast to coast across the United States and Canada. No run is too short or too long. No matter the oversize, no matter the freight, no matter the distance, we’ve got you covered. 

There when you need us
Forget pressing 1 or 2 to hold. Call ODS and you get great service and real people answering your call and questions 24/7. That’s what excellence demands. That’s what it takes to be an authentic, responsive partner. Our business is taking care of you.

Less risk. More protection.
We're taking the lead in moving our industry towards better protection. ODS has an industry-unique $8M umbrella insurance policy (including errors and omissions, cargo and contingency cargo) which covers our operations and those who work with us. We understood that a policy like this would be a safety manager’s dream, but it didn’t exist. That didn’t stop us! We worked with our insurance partners to create an entirely new form of coverage. In addition, each of our pilot car partners has a minimum of $1M insurance. We provide the level of safety and protection that carriers want and need.

We’re ultra-reliable and professional
Make no mistake: we love what we do and have fun doing it. We are top-tier professionals in an industry of small regional brokers. Everything about ODS is a benchmark for quality and competence in our industry: from our modern spacious office to our expert team, to the technologies we leverage and the investments we make to become even more elite. We’re a top-notch operation all the way.

We pay quickly
Cash flow can be a challenge for some pilot car companies. That’s why we offer our pilot car partners the option of getting paid in as quickly as 48 hours. Whether they prefer to be paid this way every time or just on the odd project, we can adjust to meet their needs.

We make it simple
When carriers contract with multiple pilot car suppliers, it can lead to a lot of unnecessary paperwork. ODS makes it easy: one contact, consolidated billing, minimal administration and the assurance that you are dealing with professional pilot cars at every turn. After the load is delivered, you’ll get a single, clean and concise invoice that covers your project from start to finish... and saves you time and money.

Integrity meets expertise
At ODS, we’ve facilitated all kinds of loads and a legion of escorts down countless roads in pretty much any rural and urban setting you can imagine. We’re highly experienced. We know the terrain, challenges and requirements. And we’re notoriously straight shooters. Even if it means we make less profit, we’ll steer you towards the best solution and plan for you because that’s how we earn long-term business and trust.

A true strategic partner
Every day we deliver full value as a partner to both pilot car providers and carriers. We drive their businesses and help them to excel. We’re there where and when they need us. Although we don’t operate our own fleet, don’t be surprised to see our logo on an escort truck: our pilot cars love us. We think that this speaks for itself and we’re proud of it!