Kansas Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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A Professional Pilot Car Transport Company in Kansas

Heavy Haulers escort vehicles are available to book online or over the phone if you need a pilot car in Kansas to accompany your oversized machinery or equipment delivery. We pride ourselves on professional pilot car services, prioritizing the safety of oversized machinery, regardless of your destination. We also have a list of qualified and vetted pilot car companies in Kansas whom you can contact for pilot car and escort vehicle services within, to, or from the state.

Whether you need escort car transport to move equipment in Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, or other major Kansas cities, we can supply a local escort vehicle that serves your location. Our nationwide pilot car network can also support bulky machinery deliveries to remote or out-of-state destinations. Obtaining escort vehicle transport can be daunting if you're unfamiliar with the escort requirements of your particular shipment.

At the Heavy Haulers pilot car company, we do more than provide you with suitable escorts. Our escort car services are all operated by trustworthy, professional, and knowledgeable drivers that you can rely on to get your shipment delivered on time. We offer escort car delivery services suitable for accompanying all oversized loads. When you speak to our pilot car delivery team, we'll help you to determine which service meets your requirements. Not only that, but we'll also take care of all of the arrangements, so you're guaranteed to receive a hassle-free pilot car service. Call now!

Pilot Car Companies in Kansas

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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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Pilot Car Regulations in Kansas

Knowledge of pilot vehicle requirements is essential to ensure your oversized equipment delivery can safely and legally travel throughout Kansas. The logistics team at Heavy Haulers knows precisely when pilot cars will be required, and you can depend on us to provide appropriate vehicles for any delivery that requires a Kansas pilot car escort. Our Heavy Haulers pilot car services are designed to connect you with escort transport that meets all requirements.

Pilot vehicle transport in Kansas must be a passenger vehicle or two-axle truck with a maximum 1-ton carrying capacity to qualify as suitable for escort delivery services. For loads exceeding 8’6ft in width, 14ft in height, or 59’6 ft in length, permits are also required for transport. Mobile homes and superloads on all Kansas highways need front and rear escort car services. Front and rear escorts are only required on roads with less than 4 lanes if alternative shipments are more than 14ft wide.

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Reliable Pilot Cars and Escort Vehicles Near Me In Kansas

Compared to some states, Kansas has extensive pilot car regulations. Every car must have oversized load signs visible at 500ft, amber flashing or rotating lights visible at 1000ft, and many safety equipment, including a jack, spare tire, eight reflective triangles or flares, fluorescent clothing, and more. For more information regarding Kansas pilot escort delivery requirements, contact us for a personalized quote.

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

  • Length:
    • • If the overall length exceeds 90 feet, one rear/chase pilot car or escort vehicle is mandatory.

  • Width:
    • • Loads over 14 feet wide require one front escort and one rear.
    • • On 4 lanes or less, the rear escort may be omitted if there is an amber light on the cab and rear or load.
    • • Amber light must be positioned between 2 feet and 8 feet above the pavement.
    • • Turnpike restrictions mandate at least one escort vehicle for loads exceeding 14 feet wide.
  • Height:
    • • A high pole escort is required if the height is over 17 feet.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • All oversize loads (width exceeding 12') necessitate the use of "Oversize Load” signs when moving under a permit.

Flag Requirements:

  • Red flags must be affixed to each side of the widest part of a wide load.
  • For all overlength loads, red flags must be attached to the rear.
  • If the overhang exceeds legal limits, the end of the overhanging object must be flagged.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • If the overhang surpasses legal limits, a lamp should be placed at the end of the load to enhance visibility during periods of hazy daylight.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Kansas

  • Permitted loads have authorization for travel from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, unless specified restrictions are noted on the permit.
  • Vehicles exceeding 12 feet cannot travel during the night.
  • Vehicles wider than 8'6" are prohibited from operating on the Kansas Turnpike at night.
  • Movement of loads exceeding 14' is limited to 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.
  • Loads surpassing 16' are seldom permitted on the Kansas Turnpike.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Kansas

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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