Maryland Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

We offer affordable and timely pilot car and escort vehicle services in Maryland. Our team of experts is professional and will be beside your load until it's safely delivered. Call us for a free quote!

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The Best Escort Vehicle Moving Services in Maryland

Heavy Haulers offers the most comprehensive choice of escort car transport in Maryland. Over the last decade, we've assisted many customers in transporting oversized agricultural, construction, and industrial shipments throughout the state, many of which required using at least one escort car to ensure a secure delivery. Now, we also have a directory where you can choose a qualified pilot car company to accompany your oversized load within, to, or from Maryland.

Heavy Haulers pilot car services were created to help you transport all types of oversized loads, no matter your end destination. Our state-wide collection of pilot car and escort vehicle transport experts, experienced drivers, and logistics professionals are readily available to assist with coordinating pilot vehicle transport in Maryland. Pilot car transport is integral to coordinating oversized equipment and machinery deliveries, and our haulers are some of the most knowledgeable you'll find.

As a dedicated pilot car transport company, you can rely on our professionals to efficiently source and deliver a suitable pilot vehicle, no matter where you are in Maryland. You should coordinate escort vehicle travel through Baltimore, Annapolis, or Salisbury's city limits or route equipment from the busiest ports and airports in the state. You may even be traveling across the border to Pennsylvania or Delaware. Wherever you need your pilot car, we'll ensure you receive it! We'll also take care of the nitty-gritty, including the permits and route planning, if you need us to! Call now!

Pilot Car Companies in Maryland

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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 Car Requirements in Maryland

We ensure that all of our pilot vehicle services in Maryland offer outstanding service to all our customers and ensure that every shipment is conducted responsibly. We'll only supply you with suitably experienced, appropriately licensed, and insured pilot car transport operators and vehicles that meet all Maryland DOT's escort regulations. Compared to some U.S. states, Maryland has fewer restrictions on the type of car that can be used as an escort.

It must display oversized or wide load signs and bear a yellow oscillating or rotating roof lamp visible from the front and rear. Flashing warning lamps are also required if the transport travels 20 mph or less than the speed limit. As part of our escort vehicle delivery services, we'll always source an appropriate vehicle with the correct lighting. Route stipulations for escort transport in Maine can vary, so you must choose the right route and travel times. Call our experts to get started.

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Professional Pilot Car and Escort Vehicl Companies Near Me In Maryland

Heavy Haulers pilot cars to accompany your delivery and determine permitted routes, travel schedule, and whether State Police escorts are necessary. If your trailer weighs more than 60 tons, is broader than 16ft, or is traveling a route where diversions or traffic stoppage is needed. Police escorts need to be incorporated into your escort car delivery request. We'll ensure that your oversized equipment delivery receives all the support it needs. Call us to arrange it today!

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

  • One Escort Required If:
    • • The load exceeds 13 feet in width (excluding manufactured housing units).
    • • The length surpasses 85 feet.
    • • Height is 14 feet 6 inches or more (requires a pole vehicle).
    • • Gross weight exceeds 60 tons.
    • • Traveling under weather or road conditions justifying escort presence.

  • Two Escorts Requirement:
    • • 14 feet wide or more, including a load that is a manufactured housing unit.
    • • 140 feet long or more.

  • Police Escort Requirement:
    • • 16 feet wide or more.
    • • 75 tons gross weight or more.
    • • Road or weather conditions justify it.
    • • Traveling against traffic, which may require two escort vehicles.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • "WIDE LOAD" or "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs are necessary if the load exceeds 9' in width.
  • Warning signs, with a size of 7' long and 18" high, must be displayed on the front and back of all oversized loads.
  • Letters should be black, 10" high, on a yellow background.

Flag Requirements:

  • For all Oversized Loads during daylight hours, red or orange fluorescent flags, at least 18” square, must be fastened by at least one corner on a staff and placed at the widest extremities.


  • Two red lights must be displayed on a rear overhang exceeding 4', indicating the widest part of the overhang.
  • Additionally, one red light is required on each side of the load.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Maryland

  • Daylight hours are defined as half an hour after sunrise to half an hour before sunset.
  • No travel on Sundays; permitted until noon on Saturdays.
  • Maryland has toll bridges/tunnels with additional fees; contact Maryland Transportation Authority (US-50: 410–537–6601, I95: 410–537–1150, FC Key Bridge: 410–537–7600).
  • Always check the physical permit for curfew times, especially if over 45 gross tons, 100 feet in length, or over 12 feet wide when using toll roads.
  • For loads over 14 feet, no travel is allowed between 9 AM and 3:30 PM on any highway.
  • No travel on specific holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
  • Different curfews by Maryland State DOT in high-traffic areas. Usually from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, with no travel allowed during these hours.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Maryland

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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