Pilot Car Services Across Texas

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Texas Escort Vehicle Services for All Oversized Loads

Pilot car services in Texas are not only essential for ensuring the safe hauling of your valuable oversized load, but they are also a legal requirement. That's because most of these cargoes are oversized and overweight and can cause traffic problems if no pilot vehicles are there to accompany the shipment. Heavy Haulers is dedicated to providing reliable, safe, and affordable escort vehicle solutions to ensure your cargo gets to your intended destination in Texas, whether traveling through a busy interstate road or a two-lane urban street. Pilot car companies on our directory are reliable and vetted.

At Heavy Haulers, we are proud of the escort car services we provide our esteemed clients in Texas. We have been offering escort solutions for more than a decade. Therefore, we work with industry-seasoned escort car drivers who know the state laws and traffic rules and can alert the public and move traffic to the side of the road to clear the path for your cargo. That said, you can partner with us for dependable and safe escort car solutions that guarantee safe deliveries of oversized, overweight, and complex loads.

Our escort vehicle specialists plan service delivery after planning the process in detail. Our solutions are steeped in in-depth safety protocols. In most cases, we will have contingency plans if anything goes wrong during shipping. Our technologically updated equipment facilitates effective communications between our pilot vehicle crew and the transport driver. That way, we can protect public property and motorists using the same route during travel. Let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Texas

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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 Comply with Texas Legal Requirements

Heavy Haulers works together with permitting agencies to obtain transport permits that detail the cargo specifications. In Texas, we will deploy one lead car when transporting a load with a width measuring 14 ft.-16 ft. on a two-lane road. However, if the cargo moves on a divided highway, we'll have one rear escort car. Any shipment exceeding 16 ft. in width requires two escort cars, one in the front and the rear. Any extra long cargo measuring over 125 ft. requires a single front and rear escort vehicle.

We also provide escort vehicle operations with height poles. Usually, we offer lead cars with height poles when the load is over 17 ft. high. Our trained pilot vehicle professionals know the standard procedures for identifying the cargo's highest point and measuring it accurately. They'll adjust the height accordingly and tune the detection device to ensure the load height doesn't cause problems during transportation. Call now!

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Affordable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Texas

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

  • Length:
    • • If there is a rear overhang exceeding 20 feet: One rear escort is required on all roads.
    • • For lengths exceeding 125 feet: One front and one rear escort are necessary on all roads.
    • • In the event of a front overhang exceeding 20 feet: One front escort is mandated on two-lane highways and One rear escort is mandated on four or more lane highways.
    • • For lengths surpassing 110 feet up to 125 feet: One front escort is required on two-lane highways and One rear escort is required on divided highways.

  • Width:
    • • For dimensions exceeding 14 feet up to 16 feet: One front escort is required on two-lane highways and One rear escort is required on divided highways.
    • • For dimensions exceeding 16 feet: One front and one rear escort are required on all roads.

  • Height:
    • • For dimensions surpassing 17 feet: One front escort, equipped with a height pole, is necessary.
    • • For dimensions exceeding 18 feet: The front escort should be equipped with a height pole and One front and one rear escort are required on all roads.

  • Convoy:
  • Long loads are allowed to convoy and share escorts under the following circumstances:
    • • For lengths between 150 feet 1 inch and 180 feet, two loads can convoy with one front and one rear escort.
    • • For lengths ranging from 110 feet to 150 feet, up to four loads can convoy with one front and one rear escort.

    • Every authorized load within the convoy is required to:
    • • Display a rotating amber beacon or an amber pulsating light, with a minimum diameter of eight inches, mounted at the top rear of the load.
    • • Maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet but not exceeding 2,000 feet from any other load in the convoy.

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

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags placed at all extremities of the load.
  • Flags in red or fluorescent orange, 12" square.

Warning Lights:

  • No specific lighting requirements for haul vehicles.
  • Escort vehicles might need warning lights.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • In Texas, only escort vehicles need signs.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Texas

    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 Texas

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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