Pilot Car Services Across Vermont

Call Heavy Haulers anytime you need to have your oversized load escorted in Vermont and beyond. Our services are fully insured, reliable, and timely.

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Vermont Escort Vehicle for Oversize Loads

Are you looking for professional pilot car services in Vermont? Heavy Haulers is your trusted escort vehicle provider with over a decade of experience in the industry. We are a nationally recognized heavy equipment shipping company with a full-service portfolio that includes piloted shipping solutions. Every pilot car company in our directory is qualified to escort oversized loads of all dimensions in Vermont and beyond.

Transporting a heavy, over-dimensional cargo or superload in Vermont requires proper knowledge of the DOT regulations for pilot cars. Our offices in Vermont have trained, experienced, and knowledgeable pilot car specialists who understand the laws. They'll handle everything, from obtaining the transport permits and the related documents to arranging police escort. Our escort vehicles include state-of-the-art trucks, vans, SUVs, and compact passenger vehicles. All the rigs feature the necessary equipment to ensure your cargo and the transportation crew are safe.

At Heavy Haulers, we are passionate about transporting heavy and oversized equipment in Vermont, and safeguarding them while in transit is our No. 1 priority. We only work with a professional team of pilot and escort vehicle drivers who've been piloting superload shipments for years. They are trained, learned, and insured. Therefore, they know how to ensure they effectively control the traffic. They will follow standard piloting procedures, research the routes, and ensure the vehicles and rigs adhere to the state's DOT policies. When you choose Heavy Haulers Vermont pilot car services, you get safety and dependability that guarantees a safe delivery, regardless of the intended destination. Get a quote now!

Pilot Car Companies in Vermont

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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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Our Pilot Car Services Follow Vermont's Rules and Regulations

Our professional Vermont pilot car specialists have studied and understood the DOT requirements for pilot car vehicles. Hence, they can measure the heavy equipment's weight, length, and height and tell whether to obtain a permit and when to deploy an escort car. If the cargo requires multiple lead cars and a police escort, we can also cater to that.

In Vermont, the same travel time restrictions apply as in most states. Travel time is restricted between ½ an hour to sunrise to ½ an hour after sunset. Any loads measuring 8 ft. 6 in. wide, 13 ft. 6 in. high, and 68 ft. long will require a transport permit. However, we will provide one pilot car when the cargo exceeds 12 ft. in width, 80 ft. in length, and 15 ft. overhang. For superloads determined to be hazardous and complex, we will use one pilot car in front, another in the rear, and a police escort. Call now!

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Convenient Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Vermont

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:

    Escort vehicles are required when the vehicle and/or load either meet or exceed the specified dimensions or are determined to do so by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or their designated representative. The criteria include:

    • • An overhang extending 15 feet or more.
    • • A wide load measuring 12 feet or more.
    • • A long load extending to 80 feet or more.

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

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags required on all oversize loads.
  • Flags: Bright or fluorescent red or orange, minimum size 18” x 18”.
  • Displayed on all four corners (or as close as practicable) of loads or vehicles exceeding legal dimensions.
  • Flags easily distinguished from a reasonable distance.

  • Over Width Loads:

  • At least 4 flags at the corners of the vehicle if oversize.
  • At least 4 flags at the corners of the load if the load is oversize.
  • Additional flags for irregular shaped loads to mark widest extremities.

  • Over Length Loads or Loads with Overhang:

  • Two flags at the end of the overhang if 2' wide or more.
  • If the overhang is less than 2 feet wide, one flag should be positioned at the end.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • Required for vehicles/loads over 8'6" width, 13'6" height, and 75' length.
  • Sign dimensions: At least 7’ long by 18” high with yellow background and black lettering.
  • Letters: At least 10” high with a 1¼” brushstroke.
  • Durable material resistant to weather conditions.
  • Must read "OVERSIZE LOAD."
  • Accepted if compliant with other state standards.
  • Securely attached to the front and rear of the load or vehicle.
  • Covered or removed when not making an oversize move.
  • Overlength objects require a sign of sufficient size for the same lettering.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Vermont

    Operating Time:

  • Weekend travel is not permitted for loads exceeding 10 feet 6 inches in width, 100 feet in length, or 108,000 pounds gross.
  • Overweight-only loads, which can travel with the flow of traffic, are not constrained to daylight travel.
  • Restrictions on movement apply to Friday afternoons between July 1st and Labor Day.
  • Travel is allowed from thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • No travel is allowed on holidays for loads over 10 feet 6 inches wide, 100 feet in length, or 108,000 pounds gross.
  • Permits are issued for loads that do not originate or deliver in Vermont, provided that traveling through Vermont constitutes the most direct route.
  • Speed should not exceed 45 miles per hour on state highways for loads that surpass 90,000 pounds or are wider than 10 feet, taller than the specified height, or longer than 75 feet.
  • Vermont minimizes permits for loads not originating or ending in the state.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Vermont

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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