Montana Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

Call Heavy Haulers for oversized load moving assitance. We have modern pilot cars and the expertise to escort your load where you need it safely.

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Top-Notch Pilot Car Services in Montana

Our escort vehicle services in Montana are provided by an experienced team that knows the ins and outs of large delivery projects. In addition to standard over-dimensional travel, there is also scope for moving large and unusual objects that exceed dimensions. Every pilot car company on our directory is vetted and qualified to escort your oversized load within, to, or from Montana.

Deliveries exceeding Montana's legal load limits may require additional specialized services, including power line cutting and Bridge Bureau approvals. Allow our expert team to direct you toward the most appropriate pilot car transport and handle your shipment's specialized requirements.

We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive pilot car services that will help you safely move your heavy load along its next Montana route with minimal issues. Let our years of experience handling oversized equipment transport in Montana and offering pilot car services benefit you. Call now, and let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Montana

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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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Learn About Montana's Pilot Car Regulations

When you choose a Heavy Haulers pilot car transport service, obtaining escort vehicles that meet the requirements set out by Montana's DOT is a breeze. The permit office needs a variety of particular information if you're escorting equipment that is more than 8'6" wide, 14'6" high, or using a trailer that is more than 53' long. The DOT will need insurance information, registered weight, US DOT number, limits of liability, overhang details, and more.

Travel restrictions apply, including restricted movement times for oversized equipment, and regulations vary based on the type of equipment you're transporting. Stay aware of the minefield that is Montana's considerable permit requirements. Trust the Heavy Haulers escort car division to assess the required vehicles and ensure your shipping project meets DOT standards. Call us for a quote.

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Affordable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Montana

Our escort vehicle transport quotes are accurate and comprehensive. When you're ready to go ahead and book our pilot car service, call our friendly service representatives, who will help you to obtain compliant escort vehicles for use in Montana. Our chosen pilot vehicles are readily available and outfitted with the appropriate signs, lights, flags, and additional equipment necessary for hassle-free, DOT-approved heavy equipment deliveries. Every passenger car or 2-axle truck we provide weighs less than the 2-ton GVW and is at least 60" wide, as required by Montana's regulations. Get more info by giving us a call!

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

  • Length:
    • • On two-lane roads, loads over 105′: One pilot car or escort vehicle is required in the rear.
    • • Four lanes loads over 120’: Only one pilot car or escort vehicle in the rear is required.

  • Width:
    • • Two lanes loads over 12’: One pilot car or escort vehicle in front.
    • • Two lanes loads over 14’: One pilot car or escort vehicle in front and one in the rear.
    • • Four lanes 14′ to 18’: One pilot car or escort in the rear.

  • Height:
    • • Not specified; the responsibility lies with the company as they are accountable for all structures.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • A sign displaying "OVERSIZE LOAD" or similar wording must be mounted on the front and rear of the load at any visible height.
  • Letter height should not be less than 8 inches, with dark letters on a light-colored background.

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags are mandatory on escort vehicles; no specific mention is made regarding flag requirements for the permitted hauling vehicle.

Warning Lights:

  • On the power unit, a minimum of five inches in diameter, 50 candlepower, and 60 to 90 flashes per minute, flashing amber lights should be mounted at each end of the oversized load sign.
  • A revolving light or strobe light may be substituted for flashing lights.
  • Lights must be flashing continuously during the movement of an oversized vehicle or load.
  • Lights should be displayed full length and width for night travel.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Montana

    Operating Time:

  • Continuous travel is permitted for loads under 10′ wide, 15′-6″ high, or 110′ in length.
  • Daylight hours (½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset), including Saturdays and Sundays, allowed for loads under 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length, except on Red Route highways.
  • DW21 and 5 MPH conditions on two-lane highways permit daytime travel.

  • Restricted Travel:

    On Red Route Highways:
  • No travel allowed after 3:00 pm Fridays until Sunrise on Saturday and from 12:00 Noon Sunday to sunrise on Monday if dimensions exceed 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high, or 110′ in length.
  • No travel is allowed after 4:00 pm Friday until Monday morning if dimensions exceed 18′ wide, 18′ high, or 120′ in length.

  • Red Route Map is available online or at scales.
  • Holiday travel usually allowed for loads under 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high, or 110′ long.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Montana

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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