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October 26, 2020

Pilot cars that escort heavy haul trucks are so important for the safety of all traffic. Pilot car drivers work closely with truck drivers to alert them of any approaching obstacles as well as to warn surrounding traffic of an oversized oncoming vehicle. Whether you manage a pilot car service or operate a large heavy haul truck, you know how important reliable communication is. But are you still stuck on CBs for your communication? If you are looking for better range and ease of use, check out the options we have below.

Two-way communication is essential for a pilot car business.

MXT105 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio

Pilot car drivers need a quick and reliable way to communicate with truck drivers to warn them of any oncoming traffic or issues in the road. A simple solution is the MXT105 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio. This GMRS radio is powerful enough to get clear reception even if you are not directly next to the truck. The MXT105 features 5 watts, a full watt higher than traditional CBs that allow 4 watts max.

This radio is great for both pilot car drivers and truck drivers. Its slim, lightweight body won’t take up too much room in your dash and requires no hardwiring. The MXT105 is easy to install and ready to use out of the box.

The MXT105 is a great option for pilot car drivers and truck drivers.

MXT115 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio


The MXT115 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio is another great option for truck drivers and pilot car drivers. This compact radio is easily mounted in your vehicle. If you are looking for a radio with some more power than the MXT105, the MXT115 is a fantastic choice – it features a full 15 watts.

The MXT115 is a great option for reliable communication for pilot car drivers.

The MXT115’s multi-colored LCD backlit display is easy to read at any time of the day and it features USB outputs for charging mobile devices. Along with the MXT105, it features NOAA Weather Radio alerts to keep you informed of any inclement weather that may affect your travel.

MXT400 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio

If you operate a pilot car service, your best bet is to go with the MXT400 MicroMobile® Two-Way Radio. This is our most powerful radio yet – at 40 watts, you will have no problem with range. It’s best for pilot cars or trucks in which you do not have to swap radios, as the MXT400 must be hardwired into your battery.

Make sure you have an MXT400 in your pilot car for maximum output power.

With 15 high-powered GMRS channels and 8 repeater capable channels, you can easily communicate with other FRS/GMRS radios. Operating the MXT400 is a breeze with its keypad lock, digital volume control and a backlit display. When it comes to range and power, the MXT400 will not let you down.

You can also extend your range with the help of a more powerful antenna, such as the MicroMobile® MXTA26 6dB Gain Whip Antenna or the MicroMobile® MXTA25 3dB Gain Ghost Antenna. These antennas are easily and solidly connected to your vehicle and provide more range for any of these radios.

X-Talker® T71VP3 Two-Way Radio

If you are not sure you will need extensive range of a MicroMobile® but you still need communication that’s more reliable than cell phones, simple walkie talkies are a great fit for you. The X-Talker® T71VP3 Two-Way Radio is our most powerful handheld radio. It can easily communicate with other Midland FRS walkie talkies as well as MicroMobiles® .

Use the T71 for excellent communication for your pilot car business.

This radio features 36 channels, 121 privacy codes, Hi/Lo power settings, microUSB charging, and eVOX hands-free operation. It is license-free and includes NOAA Weather Alert Radio + Weather Scan. If you are out on the road, don’t rely on your cell phone. The T71is perfect for truck drivers and pilot car drivers alike.

Both escorting and hauling heavy, oversized trucks is a dangerous job – make sure you can clearly communicate with each other with the help of Midland two-way radios.


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