Kentucky Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Professional Pilot Car Companies in Kentucky

Obtaining escort vehicle transport doesn't have to be a stressful undertaking. If you choose our pilot car services or a company on our directory, you'll work with an escort vehicle transport provider with experience handling heavy equipment deliveries throughout Kentucky. Our escort vehicle transport company offers comprehensive service for all over-dimensional transport requests. Not only do we provide timely escort vehicle delivery services, but the pilot car service you choose can incorporate route surveys, DOT permits, and much more.

Our entire range of Heavy Haulers pilot car services in Kentucky is at your service. We'll work with you to create a suitable travel schedule, source appropriate pilot vehicles, complete all necessary paperwork, and more. Your escort car delivery can be ready to transport loads anywhere in Kentucky, from Louisville to Lexington, Eddyville to Owensboro, and further afield. We can coordinate shipping requests from Kentucky's busiest inland ports on the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee Rivers and accompany deliveries to and from all major airports.

Our nationwide pilot car delivery service supports you no matter where you are in Kentucky or where your escort delivery is headed. We've cultivated a vast network connecting our customers with local expertise for the best experience using our escort vehicle shipping services in Kentucky. Even if you're traveling out of state, our pilot car services can provide an escort vehicle to go with you. Let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Kentucky

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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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Meeting Kentucky Escort Vehicle Moving Requirements

Heavy Haulers pilot vehicle services will provide you with an escort car that meets oversized delivery requirements set by the DOT in Kentucky. Pilot car shipping regulations are less restrictive than in some other U.S. states, with no holiday restriction unless the delivery is a superload or a house move. However, some counties, such as Boone, Jefferson, and Fayette, have travel restrictions between 7-9 am and 4-6 pm Monday through Friday.

To determine which restrictions might apply to your travel route, rely on our logistics experts to plan the route and offer up-to-date, accurate advice for loads that require a pilot car delivery. Our escort vehicle delivery service is provided by experienced Kentucky drivers who know which regulations apply to each route and will always provide you with the safest delivery options. Safety is critical, and our escort vehicle services will always connect you with pilot vehicles and drivers that match Kentucky's stipulations.

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Safe Pilot Cars and Escort Vehicles Near Me In Kentucky

Appropriate signs need to be posted on the car, there must be a top-mounted amber flashing light or amber strobe light, and every vehicle driver needs access to a 2-way radio to maintain constant communication on routes throughout Kentucky. The number of vehicles required will vary depending on the size of your shipment and the desired travel route. 2-lane highway driving has different regulations to 4-lane or more divided highways, especially if the heavy load is traveling at less than the average driving speed of traffic. Contact the Heavy Haulers escort vehicle services team anytime for a comprehensive quote and advice regarding your escort car shipping journey. Call now!

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

  • Length:
    • • On 2 lanes, lengths over 75 feet require 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.
    • • On 2 lanes, lengths over 85 feet require 1 front and 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.
    • • On 4 lanes, lengths over 110 feet require 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.

  • Width:
    • • On 2 lanes, widths over 10 feet 6 inches require 1 front escort or pilot vehicle.
    • • On 2 lanes, widths over 12 feet require 1 front escort or pilot vehicle and 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.
    • • On 4 lanes, widths over 12 feet require 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • An "OVERSIZE LOAD" warning sign is mandatory on the front and back of all oversize loads.
  • Size: 6' to 8' wide.
  • Letters: 18" high, 1.4" brushstroke.
  • Background: Yellow background.
  • Warning sign placement options: Front of the power unit, The rear of the towed unit, and Rear of the load.

Flag Requirements:

  • All flags for oversized loads must be 18" square, clean, and bright red.
  • Flags should be placed on all four corners of the extremities of other overwidth objects and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs.
  • “Oversize Load” signs are mandatory for all loads moving under a permit.
  • Red flags must be affixed to each side of the widest part of a wide load and to the rear of all overlength loads.
  • If the overhang exceeds legal limits, the end of the overhanging object must be flagged, and "a lamp shall be placed at the end of the load to make the overhang more visible during periods of hazy daylight."
  • Overweight-only loads need "Oversize Load" signs during daylight but must be removed if running at night.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • A front overhang of 10' or more necessitates an amber strobe or flashing light.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Kentucky

  • Travel is permitted from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset, seven days a week, including holidays.
  • There are no restrictions for overweight-only loads.
  • All overweight/over-dimensional moves, excluding mobile homes, can travel 24/7 unless specified on the permit.
  • Mobile home movements are limited to daylight hours from Monday through Saturday, with no travel allowed on Sundays.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Kentucky

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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