Pennsylvania Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

Heavy Haulers is the best pilot car transport services provider in Pennsylvania. We escort loads of dimensions exceeding the legal limits. Call for a free quote.

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Quality Pilot Car Services in Pennsylvania

Transportation of an oversized load in Pennsylvania, such as a massive boat, must follow standard cargo transportation procedures. The freight involved is usually overweight, and sometimes, the length and width may exceed your standard cargo, requiring professional pilot car services. When you need escort vehicle operators in Pennsylvania, look no further than Heavy Haulers. With us, you will experience unmatched solutions that ensure your cargo reaches the intended receiving area on time and in one piece.

At Heavy Haulers, your cargo's safety comes first. We understand the driver distinguishes between safe shipping and a shipment gone awry. That said, we only work with educated and trained drivers who are licensed and seasoned in piloting oversized and superload shipments. They know the importance of keeping clear and constant communication with the truck driver to transport the cargo. Our pilot vehicle specialists can evaluate the load and tell whether to deploy a single pilot car or multiple escort vehicles because they have been doing this for years. Still, we will provide any special pilot vehicle services if needed.

Does your cargo exceed the standard DOT transportation height? Worry not, for we have you covered. Heavy Haulers has invested in state-of-the-art pilot vehicles with height poles in Pennsylvania. We have height specialists who can carefully measure the cargo height as a precautionary measure. They also know how to tune the height detection device to ensure no obstacle ahead can disrupt the transport's seamless movement.

Pilot Car Companies in Pennsylvania

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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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Pilot Car Services that Meet Pennsylvania Rules

In Pennsylvania, it is required by law for pilot cars to accompany oversized and wide-load cargoes. It first starts with the acquisition of a transport permit. This document permits the transportation of over-dimensional and large loads. We will outline the route in the permit after conducting a thorough route survey.

We will deploy a lead car for loads exceeding 90 ft. in length. Our Pennsylvania pilot drivers know how to ensure the public and any oncoming traffic are out of the way during transportation. When transporting loads more than 13 ft. in length, we will deploy a rear escort car to warn traffic about the oversized cargo. A pilot car will lead from the front on a single-lane road, but we will have an escort following the trailer if we involve a police escort. Get a free estimate.

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Reliable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Pennsylvania

Heavy Haulers provides pilot cars and escort vehicles everywhere in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania are vetted to ensure they have the proper credentials for a safe, wide-load journey. Whether you're moving a load to or from Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania?

  • Length:
    • • If the vehicle or combination length exceeds 90 feet or extends over 15 feet beyond the rear, a pilot car follows to warn and direct traffic, occasionally leading during sharp turns.

  • Width:
  • If the total width exceeds 13 feet:
    • • A pilot car follows when accompanied by a police escort.
    • • On multi-lane highways, a following pilot car warns traffic.
    • • On single-lane highways, a leading pilot car warns traffic.

  • Height:
  • If the total height surpasses 14 feet, 6 inches:
    • • Public utilities are notified 24 hours before the movement to relocate affected wires.
    • • A preceding pilot car, 1,000 to 3,000 feet ahead, uses a height pole to detect obstructions.

  • For overweight moves:
    • • In cases where the permit necessitates exclusive usage or the utilization of multiple lanes on bridges, lead cars lead the way on two-way bridges and follow on one-way bridges.
    • • When lower speeds are enforced on bridges, a subsequent lead car signals and guides traffic.

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

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • Lettering: Black letters, at least 10 inches high, 2-inch letter stroke.
  • Size: At least 7 feet wide by at least 18 inches high.
  • Placement: Front of the permitted oversize vehicle.
  • Placement: Rear of the permitted oversize vehicle or load, unless specified otherwise in the permit.

Flag Requirements:

  • Lettering: Black letters, at least 10 inches high, 2-inch letter stroke.
  • Flags required at points of excessive length or width.
  • Clean, plain, red or fluorescent orange flags mandatory.
  • Size: At least 18 inches square.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Pennsylvania

    Operating Time:

  • Overweight-only loads, not exceeding 107,000 pounds and 70 feet overall length, are eligible for continuous travel if maintaining prevailing speeds.
  • Travel is permitted from 6 am to 6 pm through Friday and from Saturday sunrise until noon.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Travel is restricted to daylight hours until noon on Saturdays, and no travel is allowed on Sundays.
  • Loads exceeding 10 feet in width and/or 85 feet in length are prohibited from any weekend travel.
  • A city permit is required for Philadelphia on all routes except Interstates.
  • Permit travel is generally not allowed from noon the day before the six major holidays and holiday weekends until the following weekday.
  • Within urban areas (refer to the map provided with provision sheets), except on holidays, travel is permitted seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to sunset. Additionally, movement from 3 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. is allowed with the presence of two pilots and special lighting requirements.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Pennsylvania

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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