Pilot Car Services Across Washington

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Washington pilot vehicle services are critical to any oversized cargo and superload transport. Heavy Haulers is one of Washington's leading escort car operators for safe and dependable piloted hauling solutions. We boast a vast network of professional escort vehicle drivers who can guarantee safe and timely cargo delivery, whether you are shipping a single toll gantry or multiple windmill rotor blades. We've been providing Washington lead car services for over a decade. Over the years, we've invested in a state-of-the-art fleet that meets Washington's heavy-freight transport requirements.

Contact any company in our directory for reliable escort vehicle moving services. At Heavy Haulers, we have a passion for heavy industrial equipment, and ensuring its safe moving is at the top of our priority list. Our Washington escort car solutions are steeped in safety protocols backed up by a contingency plan to ensure the transportation runs smoothly even with a mishap in the route. We know that you splurged significant amounts to acquire the equipment. We have liability insurance coverage to cater to unforeseen situations, such as cargo damage and vandalism, demonstrating our dedication to safely piloting your cargo.

Heavy Haulers is always alert to ensure that our fleet pilot vehicles and the related equipment are up-to-date with the current DOT requirements in Washington state. Along the same line, we work with professional escort car drivers who leave no stone unturned when planning for service delivery. We will check for travel time restrictions, roadblocks, utility lines, and school zones. Get a free estimate for Washington escort vehicles now!

Pilot Car Companies in Washington

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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 Cars that Comply With Washington's Legal Requirements

When you hire Heavy Haulers Washington escort car services, you work with professionals who know when to acquire a transport permit and deploy lead cars. It's an involved planning process, but we take pride in providing legal services. According to Washington transport rules, any loads exceeding 11' in width moving on a two-lane road will require two pilot vehicles, one leading from the front and another following behind. If the cargo measures more than 14' in width and is hauled in a multi-lane highway, we will deploy a single lead car, but if it has a width measuring over 20', we'll send two escort cars.

On the other hand, if the trailer length measures more than 125' and moves on a two-lane highway, the law requires that we deploy a single escort car in the rear. If the load has a front overhang measuring over 20', DOT policies dictate that you have a pilot car on the front, but if it has a rear overhang with more than 20', then the escort vehicle will accompany the load from the rear. Call now!

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Reliable Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In Washington

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:
    • • When the vehicle(s) or load exceeds fourteen feet in width: One escort vehicle is necessary at the rear on multilane highways.
    • • When the vehicle(s) or load exceeds eleven feet in width: Two pilot/escort vehicles are required on two-lane highways, one positioned at the front and one at the rear.
    • • A certified pilot/escort operator is essential if: The trailer length, including load, of a tractor/trailer combination exceeds one hundred twenty-five feet and when one pilot/escort vehicle is required at the rear on multilane highways.

    • The vehicle(s) or load exceeds 20 feet in width:
    • • The requirement for pilot/escort vehicles is triggered when the combined trailer length, including the load, exceeds one hundred-five feet or when the rear overhang of a load, measured from the center of the rear axle, surpasses one-third of the trailer length.
    • • One pilot/escort vehicle is required at the rear on two-lane highways.
    • • Two pilot/escort vehicles are mandated on undivided multilane highways, one positioned at the front and one at the rear.

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

Flag Requirements:

  • Flags must be displayed: On all four corners of overwidth loads and at the extreme ends of protrusions, projections, or overhangs.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • Front sign at a height of 5 feet from ground level or as high as practicable.
  • Required at the front of the tractor and rear of the vehicle for all oversized loads.
  • Black lettering, at least 10 inches high, on a yellow background.
  • Signs must be 7 feet long, 18 inches high.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

  • For night movement: Amber lights on loads projecting beyond the sides, visible from front and side at outermost extremities and the rearmost edge(s) of the projecting load must be indicated with a red lamp visible from the rear and side.

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in Washington

    Operating Time:

  • Vehicles or loads within 12 feet wide, 14 feet 6 inches high, and 105 feet long, with legal overhangs, are allowed nighttime operation with appropriate lighting as specified in Federal Regulations 49 CFR 393.11.
  • Travel is permitted from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset, covering Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Monday through Friday, curfew restrictions based on time and width are applicable in Seattle-Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver, and Kelso regions.
  • A validation number is mandatory to gain permission to use city routes in Seattle and Tacoma.
  • The specific curfew hours for these areas are outlined in the Commuter Curfew Hours sheet provided with permits.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in Washington

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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