Indiana Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Trustworthy Pilot Car Companies in Indiana

We offer a range of pilot car shipping services in Indiana that you can take advantage of if you're looking for someone to accompany your over-dimensional shipment safely. Our escort car transport service suits all types of heavy equipment haulage, from large crane deliveries to oversized industrial equipment shipping. Heavy Haulers has a directory with qualified and vetted pilot car companies in Illinois. You can contact them to accompany your oversized load haul.

Whether shipping within Indianapolis or traveling to another major city, such as Fort Wayne, Richmond, or Lafayette, Heavy Haulers escort vehicles and pilot cars in Indiana serve your desired location. We're a pilot car transport company that regularly travels along the Hoosier State's major highways, and we're also happy to offer escort vehicle transport that can accompany your oversized load transport out-of-state, whether it's to Ohio, Michigan, or further afield.

Obtaining a pilot car can be intimidating if you need to know what to look for in an escort vehicle delivery company. That's why we've dedicated a whole range of services to escort car delivery in Indiana, and our friendly representatives will help you choose the pilot vehicle transport service that meets your needs. You can rely on us to provide knowledgeable, trustworthy escort drivers who will get your delivery from A to B successfully. We've been offering pilot vehicle services for many years, and when you speak to our escort car service team, you'll always get the most up-to-date escort vehicle information. Call today!

Pilot Car Companies in Indiana

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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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Indiana's Pilot Vehicle Transport Requirements

If you're looking to transport oversized equipment through Indiana, understanding pilot vehicle requirements is critical. Every one of the pilot vehicles that we supply will meet the Indiana state requirements. All escort cars must have a gross vehicle weight of fewer than 12,000 lbs to be considered suitable pilot car transport.

Additional stipulations are in place for superloads exceeding 200,000 lbs, 16ft width, and 15ft height, and only weekday travel between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. is permitted. You can depend on our team at the Heavy Haulers pilot vehicle company to furnish you with accurate information regarding when and how an escort car needs to be deployed in Indiana and coordinate the entire pilot vehicle delivery service for you.

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Reliable Pilot Cars and Escort Vehicles Near Me In Indiana

We understand that safety while accompanying heavy loads is crucial. That's why we ensure that every escort vehicle delivery comes fitted with 2-way radio communication devices, flashing amber warning lights, and a front-mounted oversized load sign to warn oncoming traffic of impending heavy equipment transport. Choose us for your next escort car transport project, and you'll get an approved Heavy Haulers escort vehicle. Let’s get started!

When Do I Need a Pilot Car or Escort Vehicle for Shipment in Indiana?

  • Permitted Vehicles Requirements:
    • • Escorts are mandatory for permitted vehicles exceeding 12 feet 4 inches in width, 110 feet in length, or 14 feet 6 inches in height.

  • Escort Placement:
    • • On undivided highways, one escort must lead; on divided highways, it must be positioned at the rear.
  • Height Escort for Over 14’6”:
    • • If the load is over 14 feet 6 inches high, an escort with a height stick must travel in front of the load.
  • Width Between 14’4” and 17”:
    • • For loads with a width between 14 feet 4 inches and 17 feet:

    • • On a dual-lane divided highway, one rear escort is required.
    • • Required for moves exceeding 18 feet in height.
    • • Two escorts (front and rear) are necessary on all other roads.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs are required on all oversized loads, both front and rear.
  • Size: 6-8' long, 18" high
  • Letters: Black, 12" high, 2" stroke
  • Background: Yellow.

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags are required on the extremities of all oversized vehicles and protruding objects.
  • "Oversize Load" signs are mandatory for loads over 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high, or 75′ long.
  • All oversized/overweight permit loads must display an operable amber light on the tractor, visible from both sides and the front, with a daytime visibility of at least 500 feet.
  • Loads over 80′ long or combinations over 100′ long need a second light mounted 10′ from the rear, as high as practical.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • Oversize loads must have low-beam headlights on during transportation.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Indiana

  • Travel is allowed from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.
  • Weekend travel is permitted if the load is less than 10 feet wide.
  • If the load is 10 feet wide or wider, travel is allowed until noon on Saturday.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Indiana

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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