Pilot Car Services Across South Carolina

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Pilot Car Services Across South Carolina

Heavy Haulers provides quality, reliable, and affordable pilot vehicle services to get your oversized and overweight load to any destination in South Carolina. We boast an extensive network of escort car services across the state, and we can cater to your needs, whether you require a single car or multiple vehicles. Sometimes, the shipment only requires a transport permit; don't worry, we can also handle that. With Heavy Haulers, you work with knowledgeable and dedicated pilot car professionals. They're passionate about heavy equipment, and our priority is to provide safety to your in-transit load.

All pilot car companies on our directory are qualified and vetted. Heavy Haulers has escorted oversized loads and superload transport in the United States for over a decade. Our pilot crew knows how to effectively provide traffic control and prepare the way for the advancing shipment. Whether it's a single load or multiple cargoes, our escort vehicle professional can effectively clear traffic and alert the public about the freight to ensure that the cargo transport goes smoothly, safely, and hassle-free.

Our job is also to check and prevent unfavorable road conditions and prevent road damage. If there's heavy traffic due to an accident or a felled tree, our pilot cars can redirect traffic with high adherence to safety protocols. That ensures protection not only of the load but also of the driver and the transport crew. Call us to get started.

Pilot Car Companies in South Carolina

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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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We Meet South Carolina's Escort Vehicle Requirements

While South Carolina's DOT requirements are pretty lax, authorities are determined to reinforce them. Heavy Haulers South Carolina has shipping and pilot car professionals who understand the state's heavy-cargo transport policies. Therefore, you can rest assured that your cargo will pass every checkpoint without legal implications.

In South Carolina, any oversized load with a width of 12 ft. to 14 ft. moving on a double-lane road will require a single-pilot vehicle leading on the front. If the width exceeds 14 ft. up to 16 ft., we'll deploy two pilot vehicles, one in the front and one on the rear. Any cargo with a width exceeding 16 ft. will require a lead pilot car, rear escort vehicle, and a police escort. Height restrictions depend on the route we choose. The transport department usually requires a height pole car when piloting cargo over 13 ft. 7 in. high. Call now for a free shipping estimate!

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Timely Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In South Carolina

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

  • Front Civilian Escorts:
    • • The Department may require a rear escort for safety purposes.
    • • Mandatory for loads wider than 12 feet up to and including 14 feet on two-lane highways.

  • Front Lead Pole Escort:
    • • Mandatory for all loads 16 feet and higher.
    • • Submission of a certified route survey is essential with the application.

  • Front and Rear Civilian Escorts For:
    • • Overhang exceeding 15 feet.
    • • Loads or mobile homes over 14 feet up to and including 16 feet in width.
    • • Overall length of 125 feet and greater.

  • Front and Rear Police/Civilian Escorts:
    • • Additionally, one front and one rear civilian escort required for ALL moves over 16 feet wide, unless Department provides written approval.
    • • Minimum one front and one rear police escort (local, county, city, Highway Patrol, or State Transport Police).
    • • Front police escort to precede the move, ensuring ample warning to oncoming traffic.

Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights Requirements for South Carolina

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

  • Sign content: WIDE LOAD or OVERSIZE LOAD, black letters, 12 inches high, 1.5-inch brushstroke.
  • Signs required on front and rear for loads 12 feet wide or wider.

Flag Requirements:

  • Red flags required at each outer four corners for loads 12 feet wide or wider.
  • Flags needed if load extends beyond sides by 4 inches or 4 feet beyond the rear.

Warning Lights:

  • For loads over 14' up to 16' wide, beacon or strobe lights on each outer rear corner.
  • Rotating amber beacon or strobe light on rear for loads 12 to 14 feet wide.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in South Carolina

    Operating Time:

  • Loads designated as overweight-only, with a gross weight not surpassing 130,000 pounds, are eligible for continuous travel if they can maintain the speed of traffic flow.
  • Movement allowed from one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday.
  • Overweight loads exceeding 130,000 pounds are limited to travel only from Monday through Friday.
  • No travel permitted on Sundays.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Loads wider than 12 feet up to 15 feet are not permitted on state highways near significant urban areas during the hours of 7 – 9 AM and 3 – 6 PM on school days, and 4:30 – 6 PM on other days.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in South Carolina

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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