North Dakota Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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North Dakota Escort Vehicle Transport

At Heavy Haulers, you'll find out North Dakota pilot vehicle services will range in complexity. Whether you're looking for a pilot car to accompany a short-haul trip to the next city over or you need to coordinate several oversized vehicle shipments, we can provide an appropriate level of service. We've spent more than a decade escorting oversized loads throughout North Dakota, and the reach of our pilot car delivery network extends nationwide.

Our escort car transport team can craft a suitable pilot car service that handles every aspect of the oversized load shipping process. From determining the correct number of pilot cars required for your project to coordinating schedules, obtaining permits, and accompanying your equipment on long-haul journeys, at Heavy Haulers, we do it all. Safety when escorting heavy equipment is critical, and we work tirelessly to ensure your pilot transport service is secure, timely, and, most of all, appropriately rated for transit on North Dakota roads. Call for a free shipping estimate!

Pilot Car Companies in North Dakota

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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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Dependable Pilot Car Services in North Dakota

You want a trustworthy company when you need a reliable escort to accompany your expensive equipment on its journey through North Dakota. We are that company! Our escort vehicle services have been operating for over a decade in North Dakota and throughout America. You can even depend on our pilot service teams to accompany your shipment to Canada or Mexico should you require it. Our decade of experience has put us at the forefront of bulky equipment delivery, and our nationwide network ensures that even the longest equipment delivery journeys are appropriately accompanied.

Heavy Haulers pilot vehicles in North Dakota are always 2-axle trucks or passenger vehicles that meet the ND Century Code, Title 39. For cars that aren't registered in the state, temporary registrations are available for intrastate movements when necessary. Our pilot car services team will incorporate this into our pilot vehicle service's planning and delivery. While no flags are required on North Dakota escort cars, flashing amber lights nmustbe mounted on either side of oversized load signs. Alternatively, a top-mounted revolving amber light may feature above the sign. In either case, our vehicles will meet either stipulation. Communication is vital when it comes to heavy transport. That's why escort cars are outfitted with 2-way radios. Call us to find out more. Let’s get started!

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Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In North Dakota

Our pilot transport service is suitable wherever your destination is, even if it's a rural exit off the I-29 or a busy location in Fargo, Bismarck, or Grand Forks. Our skilled pilot vehicle operators are available for all transport projects through North Dakota, even if the delivery journey starts or finishes outside the North Dakota border.

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:
    • • For movements within the range of 16 feet in width or less, the overwidth vehicle or the vehicle towing/hauling an overwidth load may opt for a lighted rotating or flashing amber light visible from both the front and rear for a minimum of 500 feet. This eliminates the requirement for a pilot car. There are no pilot car prerequisites on four-lane divided highways for movements not exceeding 16 feet in width.
    • • Movements surpassing 14 feet 6 inches in width, 18 feet in height, and 120 feet in overall length necessitate an official escort or approved pilot cars (please refer to the Pilot Car Policy, Policy 9-15).

  • Exceeding 16 feet in Overall Width:
    • • Each movement on two-lane highways necessitates one pilot car to trail at a distance ranging from 300 to 700 feet.
    • • Each movement on two-lane highways mandates one pilot car to lead at a distance ranging from 300 to 700 feet.
    • • On four-lane divided highways, one pilot car is required to follow each movement at a distance ranging from 300 to 700 feet.

  • Exceeding 18 feet in Overall Width:
    • • The moving company reaches out to the regional commander(s) in the region(s) where the oversize/overweight load movement is scheduled.
    • • When deemed essential, the Highway Patrol escort complements private pilot car escorts.
    • • The regional commander(s) may mandate a Highway Patrol escort based on the circumstances.

Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights Requirements for North Dakota

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • Loads exceeding 75' in length and/or 8' 6" in width require "Oversize Load" signs on the front and rear.
  • Lettering: Black, 8" high, 1" brushstroke.
  • Size: 5' long, 12" high.

Flag Requirements:

  • All overdimensional vehicles and loads must have at least 18" square red or bright orange flags on the traffic side front and rear.

Warning Lights:

  • Permitted vehicles traveling from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise must have SAE approved Class 1 lights and reflectors.
  • One rotating or two flashing amber lights above the cab visible at a distance not less than 500 feet.
  • Clearance lights visible from the front, rear, and side, marking the outermost portion of the vehicle and load beyond 8 feet 6 inches.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in North Dakota

    Operating Time:

  • Travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset, encompassing Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception that loads exceeding 16 feet in width and 110 feet in length are prohibited from traveling on Saturday after noon and all day on Sunday.
  • Overweight loads are allowed continuous travel.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Travel restrictions may apply on major holidays or holiday weekends, contingent on dimensions.
  • Verify holiday restrictions with the permit office to ensure accurate information.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in North Dakota

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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