Michigan Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

We value the safety of your load and our pilot car team is here to ensure it's delivered safely and on time. Contact us for escort vehicle moving services in Michigan and let us get the job done!

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Heavy Haulers escort vehicle services can range in complexity, depending on your oversized shipping project's requirements. Whether you're shipping solely within Michigan or looking for a cross-border escort car service, we've got it covered. For more than a decade, we've been helping residents of the Wolverine State and those just passing through. Every pilot car company in our directory is reliable and will accompany your load to whichever destination you choose.

Our pilot car shipping professionals are highly experienced, have local transport knowledge, and are eager to assist you. With the knowledge of our Heavy Haulers escort vehicle providers on your side, you'll quickly get your oversized equipment safely traveling along even Michigan's busiest roads. Our escort car transport drivers can be made available anytime, anywhere, and our accompanying delivery services can be as far-reaching as you need.

Pilot Car Companies in Michigan

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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 Pilot Car Requirements in Michigan

We have supported oversized machinery and equipment transport deliveries in Michigan for several years by providing the necessary escort transport and dedicating our expertise to assisting big and small clients to complete big shipping projects. Let’s get started!

Adhering to pilot car requirements is crucial if you intend to travel through Michigan with an oversized shipment. Pilot cars in Michigan are required if your over-dimensional machinery or equipment exceeds 12' in width, 90' in length, 14'5" in height, or has an overhang of more than 15'. There are different regulations about mobile homes and modular loads; they require a permit and an escort car if between 12' and 14' wide.

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Professional Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Michigan

In Michigan, you may utilize any passenger car or pickup truck for the escort vehicles. There must also be a top-mounted amber light that flashes or rotates, visible for at least 500'. Height poles are also required if the load being escorted is taller than 14'6". To be sure you're meeting Michigan pilot car regulations, source vehicles from reputable escort car companies, such as the Heavy Haulers escort vehicle division. Let’s get started!

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

  • Load dimensions determine the need for escort vehicles:
    • • Over 12' to 14' wide: Requires 1 escort.
    • • Over 14' wide: Requires 2 escorts (front and rear).
    • • 90' to 100' long: Requires 1 rear escort.
    • • Over 100' long: Requires 2 escorts (front and rear).
    • • Over 14'5" high with high pole: Requires 1 front escort.
    • • Over 15' high with high pole: Requires 2 escorts (front and rear).
    • • Overhang over 15': Requires 1 rear escort.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • "OVERSIZE LOAD" signs mandatory on the truck's bumper and the rear of the trailer for any over-dimensional freight.
  • Sign dimensions: 5 feet long, 12 inches high, with black letters of 8 inches height on a yellow background.
  • If vehicle height exceeds 14 feet and 6 inches, an escort vehicle must have a fixed measurepole or device set at the clearance height.

Flag Requirements:

  • Six fluorescent red safety flags, at least 18 inches square, mounted on each unit corner.
  • Additional flags should be displayed at the widest points on each side of the load.
  • Flags are required on extremities if there is an overhang.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • A minimum of two flashing or rotating amber lights on the outer rear portion of the vehicle.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Michigan

  • Permitted travel time is from sunrise to sunset, with a half-hour before sunrise and a half-hour after sunset leniency.
  • No travel ais llowed on weekends.
  • Avoid travel on holidays, the day after Christmas or Thanksgiving.
  • Some counties enforce rush hour restrictions from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (refer to the permit).
  • Wind restrictions apply; if winds exceed 24 MPH, travel is not permitted.
  • Frost and thaw laws are in effect from February until April regarding weight restrictions.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Michigan

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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