Massachusetts Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Massachusetts' Pilot Car Moving Services

Our Massachusetts escort vehicles comply with all necessary vehicle requirements. Your Heavy Haulers escort vehicle will not only be outfitted with the essential equipment but also receive top-grade service from escort car transport professionals who know when and where it's safe to travel with oversized transport in the Bay State. We offer the best pilot car and escort vehicle moving services to and from Massachusetts. All pilot car companies on our directory are vetted, qualified, and licensed to accompany your oversized loads.

As one of the most populated states in the New England region, there's often a lot of traffic on the highways and many oversized travel restrictions to be aware of. Our local expertise is here to help you navigate the complex rules regarding times of movement and apply for the right permits. In Massachusetts, oversized loads may travel between 12:01 a.m. on Monday and noon on Saturday and up until noon on Sundays. Some shipments and escort cars can only travel between restricted daylight hours.

Pilot Car Companies in Massachusetts

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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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Qualified and Reliable Pilot Car Companies in Massachusetts

When choosing the perfect escort vehicle for transport through Massachusetts, there are some vehicle transport regulations to be mindful of. Your pilot vehicle can be a passenger car or light truck, but it must have the required safety equipment outfitted. It needs two flashing amber lights visible from the front and rear and 24" square red flags posted on the left and right end of the vehicle. In addition, there should be an oversized load sign.

To avoid the hassle of sourcing your pilot vehicle that meets all requirements set out by the Massachusetts DOT, use the Heavy Haulers pilot vehicle service. You won't find any cars that are better equipped, and we'll help you to escort loads through heavily trafficked areas such as Boston as well as more remote locations.

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Dependable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Massachusetts

If traveling through Boston, on the Massachusetts Turnpike, or in Cape Cod, front, rear, and police escort car requirements vary. Contact our Heavy Hauler escort transport representatives to find out more about which pilot car requirements apply to your specific project. You can also read everything below about pilot cars, signs, and travel time requirements in Massachusetts. Let’s get your oversized load where you need it! Give us a call.

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

  • Length:
    • • 80′ – 94′ 11″: Requires 1 rear pilot car/escort.
    • • Over 94′ 11″: Requires 1 front and 1 rear pilot car.
    • • Over 134′: Requires 1 front and 1 rear pilot car, plus a police escort.

  • Width:
    • • 12′ 1″ to 13′ 6″: Requires 1 rear escort vehicle (except for dozers).
    • • Dozer: Requires 1 front pilot car and 1 rear escort.
    • • Over 13′ 6″: Requires 1 front pilot car and 1 rear escort on all roads.

  • Height:
    • • Exceeding 13′ 8″: Requires a high pole survey.
    • • Over 14′ 11″: Requires 1 front pilot car with a high pole and 1 rear escort with a police escort.

  • Weight:
    • • Dependent on the route and ability to maintain minimum posted speed limits; often, no pilot car or escort is needed by the Massachusetts DOT.

  • Overhang Requirements:
    • • Over 4′ rear overhang (long materials): Requires 1 rear escort vehicle.
    • • Equipment with overhang exceeding 10′: Requires 1 rear escort vehicle.

  • Note:
    • • If routing includes tunnels and is over 8′ 6″ – 12′ wide: Requires a minimum of 1 rear escort vehicle.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs are mandatory if no escort is required.
  • Warning signs are required on the front of oversized loads.
  • Size: 7' long, 18" high
  • Letters: Black, 10" high, 1.41" brushstroke
  • Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags must be red and at least 12' square.
  • Mount flags on extremities and corners; required for overwidth and overlength vehicles.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • Vehicles should have two (2) flashing amber lights visible from the front and rear.
  • An oversize load sign, with dimensions no less than 7′ in length x 18″ in height, yellow background, black letters (line thickness of no less than 1 1/2″ thick, and letters no less than 10″ in height), should be placed on the rear of the trailer or load, as appropriate.
  • Safety-colored red or orange flags, at least 18″ in length in any direction, are required at a minimum of the 4 most outer extreme corners.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Massachusetts

  • Over-dimensional vehicles up to 12 feet wide with permits can travel from Monday to Saturday until noon, excluding special exceptions.
  • Vehicles between 12' - 14' wide, over 80' but not exceeding 114' in length, and over 13' 11" in height may travel with a permit only from sunrise to sunset. No travel is allowed between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, permitted on Saturday and Sunday until noon.
  • Vehicles over 14' wide and/or over 115' long may travel between 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., exclusively on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Travel is prohibited on legal holidays.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Massachusetts

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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