Louisiana Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Reliable Pilot Car Services in Louisiana

Looking for an escort car in Louisiana? Allow the professionals at Heavy Haulers and pilot car companies on our directory to handle all of your pilot car needs. Heavy Haulers pilot car services have been available in Louisiana for over a decade, and we proudly present comprehensive pilot vehicle services to all Louisiana residents. From determining the quickest, safest route for your escort car delivery to coordinating the best time to travel, we can take care of all the little things so that your oversized delivery experience is hassle-free. Our pilot car services are highly personalizable, and we tailor each escort car service to your requirements, so you'll always get the perfect escort vehicle service.

Thanks to our extensive network of experienced pilot car drivers and suitable escort vehicles, you can book a Heavy Haulers pilot car service in Louisiana at short notice. Our escort car delivery services serve every location, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, and beyond. The dedicated pilot car transport team at Heavy Haulers has got you covered. Even if your delivery is scheduled to leave or enter Louisiana and another state, our escort car delivery service is still available. You never need to worry about working with multiple escort vehicle transport companies again when coordinating long-haul deliveries – our pilot vehicle service is available nationwide.

Heavy Haulers pilot car transport experts provide pilot car and escort vehicle services throughout Louisiana 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 pilot car services are here to help. Our pilot vehicle drivers are experienced, insured, and highly skilled escorts. Call now, and let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Louisiana

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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 Regulations in Louisiana

If you need a reliable escort vehicle to travel alongside your over-dimensional shipment, select Heavy Haulers escort car company. Our Heavy Haulers pilot cars are fully equipped with the safest and latest technology to provide a smooth, comfortable pilot vehicle service, no matter how long or short the journey may be. All pilot vehicles we provide meet the Louisiana DOT transport guidelines and are registered as per the Reciprocal Agreement, or Louisiana Revised Statutes with the appropriate LA-approved permit.

We ensure that each escort car has an approved amber 360-degree warning lamp, which may be stationary, bar, strobe, or revolving, and the square-mounted red or fluorescent orange flags that warn of an impending oversized load. You'll also find our pilot cars outfitted with 2-way radios to ensure constant communication with all fleet members and filled with appropriate safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, flares, and oversized load signs to signpost the delivery if desired.

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The Best Pilot Cars and Escort Vehicles Near Me In Louisiana

Heavy Haulers provides pilot cars and escort vehicles everywhere in Louisiana. We're ready to go to every town and city. We make sure to provide the best-oversized load pilot cars. All escort vehicles in Louisiana are vetted to ensure they have the proper credentials for a safe, wide-load journey. Whether you're moving a load to or from Louisiana, we always have "pilot cars near me" to get you where you need to go. Call now!

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

  • State Police Escorts:
    • • Required for vehicles and loads: Over 16 feet wide on a two-lane highway, Over 16 feet wide on a multi-lane highway, and Over 125 feet in length with a steerable dolly.
    • • Escorts are arranged at the nearest troop.

  • State Police Escorts on State Highways:
    • • Required for loads exceeding specified dimensions on all state highways outside municipal limits.
    • • Loads over 18 feet in height may need a front and rear state police escort.
    • • Loads over 18 feet in width will require a front and rear state police escort.

  • City Police Escorts:
    • • Travel in metropolitan areas may require city or escorts and/or permits.
    • • Hauler responsible for contacting city or parish authorities for requirements and/or restrictions.

    • Private Escorts:
      • • Required for vehicles and loads: Over 12 feet wide up to 16 feet wide and Over 90 feet long up to 125 feet long.
      • • An escort vehicle may escort two overlength vehicles or loads, but only one overwidth vehicle or load.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • "OVERSIZE LOAD" warning sign mandatory on front and back of all oversize loads.
  • Size: 6' to 8' wide.
  • 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 placed on all four corners of the extremities of other overwidth objects and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs.

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 Louisiana

  • Vehicles requiring a permit are forbidden from crossing any Mississippi River bridge in the New Orleans area between 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or being within two miles of the bridge during these hours.
  • On the Interstate system passing through Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, loads wider than 12 feet are restricted from traveling Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Louisiana

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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