Delaware Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Trustworthy Pilot Car Companies in Delaware

Heavy Haulers is the most trustworthy choice for escort car transport in Delaware. Over the years, we've helped many customers ship oversized construction, agricultural, and industrial equipment and materials, many of which have required at least one escort vehicle to ensure safe delivery.

Heavy Haulers has partnered with qualified pilot car and escort vehicle companies in Delaware to help you safely transport all oversized loads. Pilot vehicle transport is an integral part of coordinating oversized load delivery, and our experts are the most knowledgeable logistics professionals you'll find in the business.

As a dedicated pilot car transport company, you can rely on us to provide a reputable escort car delivery service. No matter where you are in Delaware, our pilot car services can be of assistance. We'll accompany your shipment from the start to the end of its journey, even if the final destination is outside Delaware. All our escort vehicle transport services are at great rates. Call now!

Pilot Car Companies in Delaware

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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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Responsible Escort Car Delivery in Delaware

No matter how long or short your shipment journey is, we'll ensure you receive outstanding service. We make sure that our pilot vehicle services in Delaware are conducted responsibly. We only provide you with suitable, experienced pilot car transport drivers familiar with Delaware's rules and regulations.

Escort vehicle services can vary, so you must provide accurate dimensions and weight of your load to help us know what suits your shipment best. Some shipments must be accompanied by more than 1 pilot car depending on how much they exceed the legal load limits. Call our experts, and we'll recommend the right Heavy Haulers escort vehicles to accompany your delivery.

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Compared to some states, Delaware's pilot car requirements are less restrictive. Escort vehicle services in Delaware do not need to provide vehicles with flashing lights, strobe lights, or flags, but signs still need to be displayed, and vehicles still require radio contact with the rest of the transport fleet. We make sure that every pilot car delivery meets Delaware regulations, not just in terms of vehicle specifications but also in terms of permitted route, time of travel, and whether an additional state police escort is required. Your shipment must be accompanied by a state police escort if more than 120' long, 15' wide, 17'6 in height, and 120,000 lbs in weight. We'll ensure a state police escort car is available is needed to ensure safe transit. Let’s get started!

When Do I Need a Pilot Car or Escort Vehicle for My Delaware Shipment?

  • Width:
    • • 1 escort vehicle for widths over 12 feet but not exceeding 14 feet.
    • • 2 escort vehicles for widths exceeding 14 feet, with one in front and one behind.
    • • State Police escort is required for widths exceeding 15 feet.

  • Length:
    • • 1 rear escort for vehicles and loads 85 feet or more in overall length.
    • • 2 escorts (one front, one rear) for vehicles and loads 100 feet or more in length.
    • • State Police escort is required for lengths exceeding 120 feet.

  • Height:
    • • 2 escort vehicles for heights exceeding 15 feet, with one in front and one behind.
    • • State Police escort is required for heights exceeding 17 feet 6 inches.

  • Rear Overhang:
    • • 1 rear escort for rear overhangs of 15 feet or more, unless the permit specifies otherwise.

  • Combined Escort Requirements
    • • 2 escort vehicles are required when separate conditions mandate one in front and one behind.
    • • State Police escort is required for vehicles and loads over 120,000 lbs.

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

All oversized loads must adhere to the following requirements:

  • "Oversize Load" signs are mandatory for all oversized loads and are to be displayed at the front and rear.
  • Size: 7 feet long, 18 inches high.
  • Background: Yellow.
  • Lettering: Black, 10 inches high with a 1.41-inch brush stroke; for Series E Modified text, the brush stroke should be 2 feet.

Sign Placement for Over Legal Width:

  • Vehicles and loads exceeding legal width must display two "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs.
  • One sign on the front of the vehicle.
  • The other is on the rear of the load; if not feasible, attach it to the rear of the vehicle.

Sign Placement for Over Legal Length or Rear Overhang:

  • Vehicles and loads exceeding legal length or rear overhang must display two "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs.
  • One is on the rear of the over-length or overhanging part; if not feasible, attach it to the rear.
  • The other is on the front of the vehicle.

Flag Requirements:

  • Warning flags are required during daylight hours.
  • Red or orange fluorescent flags, minimum 18" square.
  • Flags attached securely to the vehicle or load, with at least one corner fastened or mounted on a staff.
  • Flags are required on vehicles exceeding legal width, placed at extremities.
  • Flags are required on vehicles exceeding legal length or with a rear overhang exceeding 4'.
  • Single flag at the extreme rear if over length is 2' wide or less; 2 flags if wider than 2', indicating maximum width.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • Load-hauling and escort vehicles must use low-beam headlights at all times.
  • Optional flashing 360-degree yellow (amber) lights above the highest point of the vehicle.
  • A second flashing 360-degree light is allowed at the rear of the load if it obstructs the visibility of the vehicle's light.
  • Visibility requirement: 1,000 feet in all directions during daylight hours.
  • Flash rate: 60 to 90 flashes per minute.
  • Minimum dimensions for the light lens: 4" high, with a minimum width or diameter of 4 3/4" at that height.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Delaware

  • Permits: Valid for a duration of five days.
  • Operating Time: Travel allowed from sunrise to sunset, encompassing Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Restricted Travel: Prohibited on New Year's, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
  • Movement ceases at 12:00 noon the day preceding a holiday and can resume after 9:00 noon the day following the holiday.
  • Verify with the Permit Office, as these regulations may vary annually.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Delaware

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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