Ohio Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

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Oversized Load Pilot Cars in Ohio

When shipping a superload across Ohio, planning the transportation route is critical to eliminate any unforeseen problems that might lead to financial losses for the customer and shipping companies. That said, it would be best to partner with a shipping company that understands the nitty-gritty that goes into organizing escort vehicle heavy-cargo transportation. Every pilot car company on our directory is fit to work with for oversized load escort.

As a leading pilot-car service provider in Ohio, we have extensive and reliable communications. We understand that road hazards exist on any route, so we carefully choose escort vehicles with effective emergency communication protocols. We never plan to have an emergency while your cargo is in transit, but most piloted shipments will encounter such problems. That's why we put in place clear communications to quickly alert the driver and the crew about any issues ahead.

Heavy Haulers' pilot car transport experts provide pilot vehicle service throughout Ohio and beyond. Whether you're looking to travel the busiest highways or need an escort car delivery service that can accompany your shipment to remote destinations, our pilot car services are here to help. Our pilot vehicle drivers are experienced, insured, and highly skilled escorts. Call now, and let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Ohio

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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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Escort Vehicles that Meet Ohio's Regulations

We have branches in over 50 states in the continental US, and you can get client-focused shipping solutions from logistics experts who know when to deploy escort vehicles in Ohio. We understand that superload-shipping DOT requirements vary from state to state. In Ohio, you'll deal with Heavy Haulers' professionals who know these laws to ensure our pilot car shipment doesn't breach any transportation policies.

For instance, we will deploy one lead pilot car when shipping a load with an excess of 90 ft. and one lead escort vehicle for cargo with an excess width of 13 ft. Any shipment surpassing the standard DOT height (14 ft., 6 in.) will be escorted by a pilot car equipped with a height-sensing device. These are laws specific to Ohio, and our Heavy Haulers shippers in the state are dedicated to offering fast shipping while confining themselves to Ohio transportation laws. Let’s get started!

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Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Ohio

Heavy Haulers provides pilot cars and escort vehicles everywhere in Ohio. We're ready to go to every town and city. We make sure to provide the best-oversized load pilot cars. All escort vehicles in Ohio are vetted to ensure they have the proper credentials for a safe, wide-load journey. Whether you're moving a load to or from Ohio, we always have "pilot cars near me" to get you where you need to go. Call now!

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:
    • • One rear escort vehicle is mandatory for vehicles/loads with an overall length exceeding 90 feet.
    • • The lead escort vehicle, when needed, must precede the permit vehicle/load by 500 feet. The rear escort vehicle, when needed, must follow the permit vehicle/load by 500 feet.
    • • If multiple conditions are met (e.g., width over 13 feet and length over 90 feet), one lead and one rear escort are mandated.
    • • For vehicles/loads with an overall width surpassing 13 feet, one lead escort vehicle is required (rear on multiple lane highways).
    • • For vehicles/loads with an overall width greater than 14 feet 6 inches, both one lead and one rear escort are compulsory.
    • • A lead escort vehicle with a height sensing device is necessary for vehicles/loads with an overall height exceeding 14 feet 6 inches.
    • • If the overall height exceeds 14 feet 10 inches, one lead and one rear escort are required.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • Signs required on both the front and rear.
  • Width over 10 feet.
  • Height over 14 feet and 6 inches.

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags at the widest part for overwidth loads.
  • If the overhang is wider than 2 feet, two flags must be displayed on the rear.
  • Overlength vehicles and loads with a rear overhang of 4 feet or more require a flag at the rear of the overhang.
  • Flags must be positioned at every corner of the vehicle or load.

Warning Lights:

  • At night, the overhang must be lit.
  • Headlights must be on during any movement.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Ohio

  • If your shipment surpasses 12 feet in width, it is not allowed to travel in designated counties within a 25-mile radius of listed cities from 6:30 AM to 9 AM. Travel is restricted between 4:30 AM and 6 PM, Mon to Fri, and on Fris, Sats, and Suns from April 1st to November 30th, with no travel permitted after 3 PM.
  • The standard guideline permits travel from thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset (for instance, beginning thirty minutes before sunset on approved days). Ohio DOT regulations feature intricate travel times based on population and traffic density considerations.

  • Holiday Movement:

  • Travel is not allowed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s, and Christmas Day.
  • You can travel on George Washington's Birthday, Veterans Day, and Martin Luther King Day adhering to the aforementioned rules.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Ohio

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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