Pilot Car Services Across Tennessee

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Quality Pilot Cars Services for Oversize Loads in Tennessee

Heavy Haulers is a nationally recognized heavy-cargo shipping company with an extensive network of pilot cars across the United States, including Tennessee. With dedicated teams of pilot car specialists across the state, Heavy Haulers is your trusted partner when you require escort vehicle services to transport your oversized and overweight cargo safely and effectively across the state. We have a large fleet of pilot and escort vehicles that meet DOT requirements for pilot car services, including travel time restrictions, road closures, blocks, and all the required pilot car equipment.

At Heavy Haulers, safety begins with the driver we choose to drive our pilot vehicles in Tennessee. Apart from the safety protocols we put in place, we also select trained and licensed drivers who are experienced in this line of work and can be an integral part of the entire transportation crew. They are learned and knowledgeable about the traffic laws and how to control the public and traffic to ensure that your cargo has a smooth transport in Tennessee.

Heavy Haulers has been in the shipping industry for over a decade, providing safety-focused pilot cars. We can provide a lead car that can survey the road several miles ahead to ensure that traffic and pedestrians clear off the road, prevent road hazards, and communicate effectively with the transportation team following behind. While doing that, we ensure that everyone involved in the shipment process is safe and keen to have the least impact on normal traffic flow. Let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Tennessee

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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 Adhere to Tennessee's Road Requirements

In Tennessee, it's required by the law to have pilot vehicles when transporting oversized, overweight, or supersized loads. Our escort car specialists can carefully measure the cargo's length, width, and height and determine whether or not to deploy pilot cars.

Any load with a maximum width of 10 ft. requires no escort. However, moving on a two-lane road, if the width exceeds 10 ft. up to 16 ft., we'll send out a front escort. However, if the width exceeds 12 ft., 7 in. up to 14 ft., we'll deploy a lead car. We'll have two escort vehicles in any load with a width exceeding 13 ft. 6 in., one in the front and the other in the rear. All cargo with a maximum length of 90 ft. will require a flashing light on the rear side, but if the load stretches beyond 90 ft. up to 120 ft., we'll deploy a rear escort. If the cargo length exceeds that, we'll be legally compelled to have one front pilot car and a rear escort vehicle. Call now!

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Dependable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Tennessee

Heavy Haulers provides pilot cars and escort vehicles everywhere in Tennessee. We're ready to go in every town and city. We make sure to provide the best oversized load pilot cars. All escort vehicles in Tennessee are vetted to ensure they have the proper credentials for a safe wide load journey. Whether you're moving a load to or from Tennessee, 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 Tennessee?

  • Length:
    • • For vehicles exceeding 120 feet: Front and rear escorts are required.
    • • For vehicles with lengths between 75 feet 1 inch and 90 feet: Rear light is necessary.
    • • For vehicles measuring 90 feet 1 inch to 120 feet: City limit travel restrictions are applicable.

  • Width:
    • • Escort required at the front for two-lane routes with a length ranging from 10 feet 1 inch to 12 feet 6 inches.12’7” – 14": Front escort on two-lane routes and rear escort on interstate and four-lane routes within city limits.
    • • For vehicles measuring 13 feet 6 inches and above: City limit travel restrictions are applicable, front, and rear escort vehicles are mandatory.

  • Height:
    • • 15’1” and above: Front escort with a height pole required.

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

Flag Requirements:

  • Vehicles with components extending beyond sides or rear require red or fluorescent orange flags.
  • Flags extend to be visible from both front and rear.
  • Flags, not less than 18” square, placed at points where lamps are required.
  • Flags attached to the top and bottom of each side's widest points.

Warning Lights:

  • Applicable for movements between 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
  • Special permit vehicles with loads exceeding width or length limitations must mark the load for night movements.
  • Side markers: One red lamp on each side of the projecting load.
  • Rear markers: Two red lamps and two red reflectors, indicating maximum width.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • Signs must be clean, readable, and in good repair.
  • Letters must be solid without gaps. Durable wood, metal, or heavy canvas signs are permitted.
  • Required for movements exceeding 10’ in width or 75’ in length.
  • Sign details: 7’ long, 18” high, yellow background, black letters at least 10” high with a 1.5” stroke width.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Tennessee

    Operating Time:

  • No travel is allowed on Sundays.
  • Overweight-only loads are eligible for continuous movement.
  • Limited to daylight hours (from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset) Monday through Saturday.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Movements over 12’6″ in width or 85′ long or greater are not allowed within any statewide city limits and heavily traveled adjoining commercial or residential areas between 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • No travel allowed on major holidays.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Tennessee

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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