Rhode Island Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Services

Heavy Haulers is a fully insured and conveninet pilot car and escort vehicle services provider in Rhode Island. We escort loads exceeding the legal load limits. Call for a free quote.

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Quality Pilot Car Services in Rhode Island

Shipping a superload or an over-dimensional load in Rhode Island requires a partnership with a leading escort car company. Your chosen operator must understand the shipping business and the legal requirements for providing Rhode Island pilot vehicle services. At Heavy Haulers, we are committed to providing safety to your cargo and the logistics crew undertaking the shipment. Our professional piloting team can examine your load and decide whether to deploy one escort vehicle or multiple cars for seamless transport.

Our pilot car directory has qualified pilot car companies in Rhode Island that you can contact for escort services. It is a legal requirement in Rhode Island to have pilot cars and, sometimes, police escort when shipping oversized loads. Our team of piloting experts is certified and licensed to ensure they clear the path for your cargo to pass undisturbed. When we send out Rhode Island escort cars to guide your shipment, our primary goal is to make ground transport safer for oversized freight.

We also ensure the roads and highways are in good condition and that the shipping process causes minimal disruption to normal traffic flow. When you contact your local Heavy Haulers offices in Rhode Island, you can be sure that you will work with professionals with over ten years of experience. All our pilot-car drivers are well-educated and knowledgeable about traffic regulations in the state. They are trained, licensed, and insured to transport heavy loads, from oversized trailers to 100-meter-long plane wings.

Pilot Car Companies in Rhode Island

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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 Vehicle Services That Meet Rhode Island's Requirements

Heavy Haulers escort vehicle operations are conducted by professionals providing piloted shipping solutions in Rhode Island for years. We understand when to acquire a permit and deploy pilot vehicles. In most cases, oversized loads and superloads will be over 8 ft. wide, 48 ft. long, and 13 ft. high. That's when we will retrieve the permit. We will also have any special information the authorities might require, including the registered cargo weight and the trailer's license plate.

Furthermore, our fleet of pilot cars comprises pickups, compact passenger cars, and trucks. We've also invested in the equipment and tools to make the shipment successful. Therefore, we have state-of-the-art 2-way radio communication systems that allow our pilot car drivers and the transportation crew to communicate effectively to ensure the load reaches the intended destination in the same conditions we picked it in. Let's get started!

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Dependable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Rhode Island

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:
    • • Permitted vehicles are required to have escort vehicles, with a minimum size equivalent to a compact car or larger.
    • • In cases necessitating a single escort, it should take the lead on undivided highways and follow on divided highways.
    • • Escort drivers must uphold visual and two-way radio communication with the permitted vehicle throughout the entire journey.

  • Overwidth:
    • • Widths below 12 feet do not require an escort.
    • • Widths exceeding 14 feet, 6 inches, mandate the presence of two escorts.
    • • For widths ranging from 12 feet to 14 feet, 6 inches, one escort is necessary.

  • Overlength:
    • • No escort for lengths under 80 feet.
    • • One escort for lengths between 80 feet and 90 feet.
    • • Two escorts for lengths over 90 feet.

  • Overhang:
    • • A single escort is needed for overhangs measuring 15 feet or more. In certain uncommon situations, an additional escort may be necessary for safety, such as when the overhang to the rear is 15 feet or more on a two-lane, undivided highway, and the width is 12 feet or more.
    • • No escort is required when the overhang is under 15 feet, provided proper flags are in place.

  • Building:
    • • Police escorts from each city or town along the route are necessary, and two additional escorts are also required.

  • Cranes:
    • • For intrastate moves with a width of 12 feet and above, two escorts are required.

Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights Requirements for Rhode Island

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • Over-width loads necessitate "OVERSIZE LOAD" banners on front and rear.
  • Size: Not below 7 feet, 18 inches high.
  • Lettering: Black, 10 inches high, 1.25 brush stroke.

Flag Requirements:

  • Over-width loads mandate 18'-square red or orange fluorescent flags.
  • Two to six flags attached at the extremities of the load.
  • Overhang exceeding 4' marked with one or two flags (two if wider than 2').

Warning Lights:

  • No specific lighting requirements for load vehicles.
  • Load vehicles to operate with low beam headlights on at all times.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Rhode Island

  • Oversize permits in Rhode Island are valid for a duration of five days.
  • Travel is authorized from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. Weekend travel is not permitted.
  • Movement is restricted on major holidays and on VJ Day (2nd Monday in August). Potential restrictions may apply after noon the day preceding a holiday.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Rhode Island

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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