Pilot Car Services Across West Virginia

Heavy Haulers is an affordable and reliable pilot car transport company in West Virginia. We're here to help you transport your oversized load safely. Call for a free quote.

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All-Inclusive West Virginia Escort Vehicle Services

Transporting heavy cargo and other out-of-the-norm loads is a complicated process that requires you to partner with an authorized West Virginia escort car operator who can assure safe and timely transportation. Heavy Haulers is a nationally acclaimed heavy cargo transporter with comprehensive escort vehicle services. Our professional lead car specialists constantly update our fleet and equipment to meet West Virginia DOT requirements. We have compact passenger cars, vans, and trailers to offer quality, reliable, and dependable pilot vehicle services.

Every pilot car company in our directory is reliable and qualified. Heavy Haulers handle our West Virginia escort vehicle services with the utmost transparency, integrity, and professionalism. We are proud to rank among pilot vehicle operators working with the client to achieve a reasonable estimate. We will include the number of escort vehicles as an integral part of our service delivery. Our team of specialists will calculate the quote without lowballing our services to accommodate your budget. Instead, we put your needs at the core of what we do and offer any special services and requests you want.

Thanks to our team of professional West Virginia escort vehicle drivers, we can confidently provide services that guarantee your cargo's safe and timely delivery. They are accustomed to and seasoned in providing escorted shipping solutions. Therefore, they know the nitty-gritty of planning pilot car services. They will acquire the required transport permits and survey the route, evaluate road and weather conditions, and note any variances in the rules and regulations by local authorities within various parts of the state. Get a free estimate for West Virginia pilot cars now!

Pilot Car Companies in West Virginia

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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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We Meet West Virginia's Pilot Car Requirements

Our Heavy Haulers West Virginia branch has operated within the state for over a decade. Our staff is knowledgeable and understands the state's policies governing escort vehicle services. Not always does heavy cargo transportation require a permit, but we will be legally compelled to obtain one when escorting a load measuring more than 8'6" in width, 13'6" in height, and 53' in length. It is a process we handle months before the shipping day, as it requires visiting the DOT office and working with the local police department.

Depending on the load's dimensions, we will deploy one or two pilot cars, although some complex and hazardous shipments require police escorts. We will send one lead car for cargo with a width measuring over 10'6" to 12' and moving on a two-lane road. However, if the width measures 12' to 14', we will deploy two pilot cars, one leading from the front and another following from the rear. For loads with a length of 95' to 100' and a width of 15' to 16', we will use three escort cars, two leading in the front. Call now!

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Convenient Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Companies Near Me In West Virginia

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

  • Escort Vehicle Requirements:
    • • Overall width 12' 1" to 14' on highway lanes: Escort vehicle with Oversize Load sign is mandated both at the front and rear.
    • • Overall width 12' 1" to 14' on 4 lanes: Escort vehicle with oversized load sign required at the front and rear.
    • • Overall width 15' 1" to 16': Two front and one rear.
    • • Overall width 10' 6" to 12': An escort vehicle displaying an Oversize Load sign is necessary at the rear.
    • • Overall width 16' 1" and above: As required on a permit.
    • • Overall width 15' 1" to 16': One front and two rear.
    • • Overall width 14' 1" to 15': An escort vehicle with an Oversize Load sign is mandatory both at the front and the rear.

Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights Requirements for West Virgnia

Flag Requirements:

  • Two flags, red or safety orange, minimum 18" square placed on each side of the front bumper of the power unit.
  • One should be placed on each top corner of the load.
  • An overhang exceeding 4' necessitates either a flag or a flashing amber light.

Oversized Load Signs:

  • Required at the front and rear.
  • Yellow signs, 5' x 12", with black letters (10 inches high, 1-1/2-inch-wide brush stroke).
  • Signs must be visible from the front or rear.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

  • Overhang over 4' requires:

  • Flag or flashing amber light.
  • Rotating or strobe amber yellow light, visible from at least 500 feet.
  • Horizontal placement visible from all directions (360 degrees).

Travel Time Restrictions for Overdimensional and Overweight Loads in West Virginia

    Operating Time:

  • Overweight loads with a gross weight not surpassing 110,000 pounds have authorization for continuous movement throughout the week.
  • On all remaining routes, weekend running is authorized when dimensions do not exceed 13 feet 6 inches in height, 12 feet in width, 75 feet in length, and 10 feet in total overhang.
  • Overweight-only loads exceeding 110,000 pounds gross are limited to travel from sunrise to sunset, exclusively on weekdays.
  • On Interstate and divided routes, weekend running is authorized if dimensions are at most 14 feet 6 inches in height, 14 feet in width, 95 feet in length, or 15 feet in total overhang.
  • On US and specified WV routes, weekend running is permissible when dimensions do not exceed 14 feet in height, 12 feet in width, 75 feet in length, and 10 feet in total overhang.

  • Restricted Travel:

  • Typically, over-dimensional travel is restricted on major holidays and holiday weekends.

Common Equipment that Requires
Escort Vehicles in West Virginia

  • Aircraft Frames

  • Bridge Beams

  • Bulldozer Machines

  • Cranes

  • Construction Scraper

  • Excavators

  • Front End Loaders

  • Industrial Furnaces

  • Tugboats

  • Wheel Loaders

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