Pilot Car Services Across Utah

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Comprehensive Escort Vehicle Services in Utah

Oversized cargo and superload transport are complicated jobs that require you to find a pilot vehicle operator who can guarantee the load's safe transportation. Heavy Haulers is a full-service shipping company with comprehensive pilot-car services in Utah. We have an extensive network of experienced professionals and drivers who can successfully offer escort vehicle solutions that meet Utah’s DOT requirements. Pilot car companies in our directory are competent and vetted.

At Heavy Haulers, we consider every factor that might affect the heavy-cargo transport process. Piloting complex shipments in Utah is not something you wake up and undertake the same day. It requires proper pre-planning. That includes retrieval of transport permits and other legal documents from the DOT offices in Utah. We'll also research and survey the route, noting any roadblocks, constructions, poles, utility lines, and tree canopies that might hamper smooth and safe transport. Sometimes, we might need to raise utility lines practically to safely ensure that any cargo with a size out of the norm gets through such situations.

We have a large fleet of pilot vehicles, ranging from compact passenger cars to vans and trucks, to ensure we deliver when called upon. All these cars feature state-of-the-art equipment, such as height poles, amber strobes with flashing lights, and road signs. We are steeped in Utah safety regulations and communication protocols. Our radio devices allow our pilot crew to communicate with the driver for easy, smooth maneuvers on sharp corners. We'll even organize a police escort to help in controlling traffic and safeguarding the load. Let’s get started!

Pilot Car Companies in Utah

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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 Satisfy Utah's Transport Regulations

According to Utah's pilot car regulations, any pilot must have the "OVERSIZED LOAD" sign on the pilot vehicle's bumper or top. If we have a rear escort car, the sign must be visible from the vehicle's tail side to prevent oncoming traffic from overtaking. Furthermore, we equip the rig with two amber flashing lights on each side of the sign and a rotating beacon, visible through 360 degrees.

Depending on the load dimensions, we offer one or two pilot cars. Some shipments require a police escort, which we can easily arrange for. Any load exceeding a width of 14 ft., 120 ft. (length), and 20 ft. overhang) will require a single pilot car when moving on freeways or interstate roads. If the route follows a two-lane road and the load has a width and length exceeding 14 ft. and 120 ft., respectively, we will deploy two pilot cars, one leading from the front and the other following in the rear. Call now!

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Reliable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Utah

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

  • Civil Escort Requirements:
  • Daylight Hours:
  • Secondary (non-Interstate):
    • • 1 Pilot/Escort for: Overhang exceeding 20', Width exceeding 12', and Length exceeding 105'
    • Freeway & Interstates:
    • • 1 Pilot/Escort for: Length exceeding 120', Overhang exceeding 20', and Width exceeding 14'

  • After Hours:
  • Freeway & Interstates:
    • • 1 Pilot/Escort for: Width exceeding 14', Length exceeding 120', and Overhang exceeding 20'
    • Secondary (non-Interstate):
    • • 1 Pilot/Escort for: Overhang exceeding 20', Width exceeding 12', and Length exceeding 105'

  • 2 Pilot/Escort for:
  • Exceeding:
    • • Width: 16' and Height 16'
    • Up to 12' wide, exceeding:
    • • Width: 10', Length: 105', and Overhang: 10'

  • 1 Pilot/Escort for:
  • Up to 14' wide, exceeding:
    • • Width: 10', Length 105', and Overhang 10'

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

Flag Requirements:

  • Red or fluorescent orange flags, 18" square.
  • Flags to be attached to all load extremities.
  • Flags required for loads exceeding 10' in width.

Warning Lights:

  • Tow vehicles use low beam headlights day or night.
  • Red lights at the rear to mark load extremities.
  • Warning lights required at night and in reduced visibility.
  • Front overhang marked with amber light.
  • Rear overhang marked with red clearance lights.
  • Amber lights at front and center to mark load extremities.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • Loads exceeding 10' width, 14' height, or 105' length require an "Oversize Load" sign.
  • Sign size: 7' long, 18" high.
  • Letters: Black, 10" high, 1 5/8 brushstroke.
  • Background: Yellow.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Utah

    Operating Time:

  • Movement is allowed from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, encompassing both Saturday and Sunday.
  • An exemption is granted for loads within 10 feet wide, legal height, 92 feet overall length, and 10 feet overhang, allowing continuous travel on all highways 24/7.
  • Necessary lighting includes marker lights indicating significant width, amber lights at the front and center of the load, and red lights at the rear, and flags on rear overhang exceeding 4 feet.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Holiday travel not permitted during major holidays, holiday weekends, and Pioneer Day (July 24th). Advisable to check with the Permit Office for updated holiday restrictions.
  • Loads wider than 10 feet, with legal height and an overall length of 105 feet, are subject to restrictions from 6 AM to 9 AM and 3:30 PM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday, in specified counties: Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and, in Utah County, all highways north of SR75-Exit 261 I-15 (Ironton) and SR68 MP 16.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Utah

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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