Missouri Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

We're a fully insured and affordable pilot car and escort vehicle transort company in Missouri. We transport oversized equipment and machinery of all dimensions and weight. Call us for a quote!

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Our One-Stop-Shop for Missouri Pilot Car Services

With Heavy Haulers, obtaining the right pilot car transport for your Missouri oversized load shipping project shouldn't be a stressful experience. Throughout our decade of experience completing heavy equipment shipping projects, we have focused on providing comprehensive escort transport services for oversized deliveries traveling through the Show-Me State. We're a pilot car transport company that has refined its heavy equipment expertise and is proud of its vital array of comprehensive escort transport services. Besides, we have a list of qualified escort vehicle companies in Missouri whom you can work with.

Not only do we offer timely escort car delivery, but our pilot vehicle services can include various additional services, including route surveys, route planning, applying for DOT permits, and much more. If you choose our Heavy Haulers pilot car service, you'll get access to a team of dedicated escort car shipping professionals. Our team will create appropriate travel schedules, arrange for route surveys, ensure all pilot vehicles match Missouri DOT's regulations, and connect you and your equipment to any destination within Missouri.

You don't need to worry about what classifies as an appropriate pilot vehicle with us on your side. Our comprehensive pilot vehicle services take care of that for you. We provide access to properly licensed and insured autos, pickups, utility vehicles, and station wagons suitable as Missouri escorts. They'll be equipped with the required oversized load signs, red or orange warning flags mounted in the correct locations, and include height poles and 2-way radios to ensure safe transit. Call now!

Pilot Car Companies in Missouri

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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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Compliant Pilot Car Companies in Missouri

If your cargo is oversized, you may find that the state of Missouri requires multiple escort vehicles to accompany it. You'll find that different rules apply, depending on whether your route involves 2-lane and undivided highways or interstate and divided multi-lane highways. Our experienced escort vehicle transport team knows all about Missouri's DOT regulations.

You can rely on us to provide the requisite number of compliant pilot vehicles as part of our delivery services. Our team will know whether one rear escort car is required, a state patrol escort is necessary, or you should have both front and rear pilot cars. You'll find our Heavy Haulers escort vehicle delivery service perfectly matches the requirements specified by the DOT. Let’s get started!

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Dependable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Missouri

You may request our pilot car delivery service from anywhere in Missouri, whether in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Independence, or any other area. Our team can accommodate your escort vehicle requirements, no matter where you are. We don't just deliver within state lines either; we can help your shipment enter or exit Missouri, regardless of whether you're passing through or Missouri is home to your equipment's final destination. Let’s get started!

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

  • 12 feet 4 inches - 14 feet in Width:
    • • One escort is needed for each over dimension unit on the interstate and designated route system.
    • • Rear escort on dual-lane divided or multi-lane pavement.
    • • Front escort on the two-lane pavement.
    • • Routes off interstate and designated route systems require two escorts (front and rear).
    • • Two-way radios are required in the power unit and all escort vehicles.

  • Over 14 feet in Width:
    • • A rear escort is required on interstate and other divided highways.
    • • On multi-lane undivided and two-lane highways, two escorts are needed (one front and one rear).
    • • Two-way radio communication is mandatory between the power unit and all escort vehicles.

  • Overlength:
    • • Rear escort is required for movements exceeding 90 feet for a combination unit on all highways except divided highways.
    • • Special escort requirements may be specified based on size, speed, or operation.
    • • Each load requires a separate escort, and movement in convoy is not allowed

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • All oversize loads wider than 10' 6" must display OVERSIZE LOAD or WIDE LOAD signs at the front.
  • For combination loads longer than 90' or single units over 50' in length, an oversized load sign must also be affixed to the rear.
  • Sign Size: 7' long, 18" high
  • Background: Yellow.
  • Letters: Black, 1' 5/8" brushstroke

Flag Requirements:

  • Red, yellow, or orange fluorescent flags, each 18' square and in good condition, must be displayed at the extreme ends and/or projections for all oversize loads.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement:

  • Required for any loads surpassing the specified dimension limits.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Missouri

  • Travel restrictions for widths exceeding 12’ 4” are in place in most areas: Movement is allowed from 6:30 am (or half-hour after sunrise) to 9:00 am and Resumes from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (or half-hour before sunset).
  • If the width surpasses 14’, no movement is permitted on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • Movement is allowed on Monday through Friday only.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Missouri

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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