Alabama Pilot Car Services

Providing the best Alabama pilot car services for all your oversize and super load needs.

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Expert Alabama Pilot Car Services For Oversize Load Transports

Your oversized load needs expert pilot car services to keep it safe on Alabama highways. Our escort vehicle drivers are experts in providing secure guidance for your freight, the driver, and other motorists on the road.

At Heavy Haulers, we provide an extensive directory of Alabama pilot car companies to guide all oversized, overweight, or superload load transports. Our recommended pilot car companies range from providing one escort vehicle for equipment delivery to supplying multiple vehicles for delivery services in Alabama that meet superload transport requirements. Our escort car service network is extensive, with dedicated specialists waiting to assist you with timely, safe delivery services.

The Heavy Haulers pilot car directory has experts who provide pilot car services throughout Yellowhammer State and beyond. Whether you're looking to travel the busiest highways or need an escort car delivery service that can accompany your shipment to remote destinations, our directory has qualified pilot car companies ready to help. All pilot vehicle drivers we recommend are experienced, insured, and highly skilled to guide your oversize load throughout Alabama.

Pilot Car Companies in Alabama

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Name States Served Phone Number
Heavy Equipment Transport CO (239) 677-4002
Nationwide Transport Services AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA (407) 574-4797
Wide Load Shipping MT, AL, LA, AZ, FL (239) 202-0846
E&E Pilot Car Services AL (205) 258-8059
JKA Express Pilot Car Service, LLC VA, MD, NC, DE, PA (804) 238-8216
RAMSEY PILOT CAR NV, CA, UT, WA, ID (850) 221-3029

Disclaimer: The Heavy Haulers Pilot Car Directory is a resource for connecting pilot car and escort vehicle service providers with potential clients. We are not affiliated with, nor do we endorse any of the companies listed in this directory. The information provided is for general informational purposes only, and all users are encouraged to perform their own due diligence before engaging with any of the service providers.

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Escort Vehicle Requirements in Alabama

When undertaking oversized equipment deliveries, knowing if and when you'll need a pilot vehicle in Alabama is crucial. It's essential for the safety of your equipment and the driver and other motorists on the road. You want an expert team, including the proper pilot car driver. Heavy Haulers connects you with Alabama's best pilot car and escort vehicle options.

A pilot car in Alabama must be a registered passenger-class vehicle that travels alongside heavy equipment delivery services. For heavy machinery over 12ft wide, two escort vehicles are required at a distance of 500ft. Whether you’re a company looking for pilot car service providers or an individual seeking to haul an oversized load, you’re at the right place. For more information regarding pilot escort delivery requirements, contact our team for a personalized quote. (800) 908-6206

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Heavy Haulers Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Directory has top-rated companies that will help you haul oversized loads everywhere in Alabama. We ensure that every company on our directory is fully insured and experienced in handling loads of all dimensions and weights. We vet every Alabama pilot car company to ensure they have the proper credentials for a stress-free journey. Whether you're moving a load to or from Alabama, we always have "pilot cars near me" to get you where you need to go. Call now! (800) 908-6206

Do I Need a Pilot Car or Escort Vehicle For My Alabama Shipment?

  • Height Requirements:
    • • Load height exceeding 15 feet and 6 inches: Front pilot car (escort vehicle) is mandatory.
    • • Height pole, adjusted 4-6 inches higher than the load is required.
    • • Some routes may necessitate a high pole pilot (escort) for loads with lower heights.

  • Width Requirements:
    • • Shipments wider than 12 feet: Two front and one rear pilot car (escort vehicle) required.
    • • For mobile home shipments, rear pilot cars (escort vehicles) can be replaced with two 5-inch flashing, strobing, or rotating amber lights.

  • Length Requirements:
    • • Load surpassing 85 feet in length: One rear pilot car (escort) is obligatory.
    • • Exceeding 105 feet in length: Both front and rear pilot cars (escort vehicles) are necessary.

  • Overhang Requirements:
    • • Load that overhang more than 10 feet from the front or 5 feet from the rear of the trailer: One rear pilot car (escort) is compulsory.

  • Special Escort Stipulations:
    • • Bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, and construction equipment with intact blades or buckets have specific escort requirements.
    • • On certain two-lane roads, one front pilot car may be required.
    • • On specific four-lane roads, one rear escort may be mandated.

Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights Requirements for Alabama

Banner Affixation:

  • Affix a banner to the front and rear of the transport vehicle.
  • Ensure the license plate and headlights remain unobstructed.
  • The banner should feature "OVERSIZE LOAD" in black letters on a yellow background.
  • The banners must be 7 feet in width and 18 inches in height.
  • The letters must be 10 inches high with a brush stroke of 1.4 to 1.5 inches.

Flag Criteria:

  • Every Oversize Vehicle must have:
  • 18-inch square fluorescent orange or red flags.
  • Flags should be affixed at all four corners, positioned at the extremities of the load.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • There are no specific light requirements for oversized vehicles.
  • Transport vehicles must have a flashing or strobe amber light.
  • The light must be visible from 360 degrees and a distance of 500 feet.
  • Escort vehicles, if required, will be equipped with appropriate warning lights.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Alabama

  • Oversize loads are limited to daylight hours.
  • Loads with lengths ranging from 120 to 150 feet are restricted from 9 am to 3 pm on Mondays through Fridays, from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.
  • Travel is permitted throughout the day on Saturdays, but not on Sundays.
  • No travel is allowed on specified holidays, and the Alabama DOT state permit office is closed on these days: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Washington’s Birthday, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day, Confederate Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, Christmas Day, and Veteran’s Day
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Washington’s Birthday
    • Independence Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Labor Day
    • Confederate Memorial Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Jefferson Davis’ Birthday
    • Christmas Day
    • Veteran’s Day

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Alabama

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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