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ALASKA  PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
Information required
Company name, address, license and state ID for tractor & trailer, make-model, number axles, load description make and model, dates of movement, start and stop points, route desired, axle spacing & weights, tire width and load ratings, gross weight and overall dimensions.

When Permit is Needed
Distance to be traveled, route, and obstructions on route taken into consideration when determining need for permit.

Times of Movement
½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset
No travel on following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
No movement allowed from 12:00pm day preceeding holiday through daylight on day following holiday.
Holiday restrictions do not apply Oct 1 through April 15 from Fairbanks north on the Steese, Elliot and Dalton highways.
No travel 7:00am- 8:00am and 4:30pm - 6:00pm Monday- Friday in Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau urban areas.
No travel 6:00am - 8:00am, 11:30am - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 7:00pm in Anchorage urban areas north to Palmer and Wasilla over 14’ wide.
No travel in Kitchikan from 7:00am - 8:00am, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
No travel in Palmer/Wasilla 6:00am- 8:00am, 11:30am - 1:00pm, 4:30pm - 6:00pm over 14’ wide or vehicles traveling less than 25mph.

Requirements for Load
Flags required on Vehicles with Load more than 10’ wide and overhang exceeding legal limits
Signs required on front and rear on loads over 8’6” wide and printed with the word “OVERSIZE”.
Signs shall be minimum of 48” wide, yellow background with black lettering 10” high and 2” brush stroke.

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
Passenger car or truck cannot exceed unladen weight of 10,000 lbs.
Vehicles must carry a red hand flag and bright orange safety vest or jacket.
Signs required on front and rear on loads over 8’6” wide and printed with the word “OVERSIZE”.
Signs shall be a minimum of 48” wide, yellow background with black lettering 10” high and 2” brush stroke.
Signs on escort vehicle will be mounted on top of vehicle and fold down when not in use.

Requirements for Pilot/Escort per crewmember
Bright orange jacket or vest
Red  hand flag 16” square
flashlight

Dept. of Transportation Permit Office- Hours:  8am-5pm M-F (AK time)
Division of Measurement Standards CVCSC
11900 Industry Way Bldg. M
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907)341-3200 | (800)478-7636 (within Alaska)
Fax:  (907)341-3221 | (866)345-2641 (within Alaska)
Fax-on-demand: (907)348-9876
When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required on ALL HIGHWAYS
Over 10’ to 12’ wide
1 Front Pilot Car
Over 12’ to 14’ wide
1 Front & 1 Rear Pilot Car
Over 14’ wide
2 Front & 1 Rear Pilot Cars
Over 85’ to 100’ in length
1 Front Pilot Car
Over 100’ in length
1 Front & 1 Rear Pilot Car
Overhang over 10’
1 Rear Pilot Car or extended light bar for up to 20’ rear overhang
Overhang over 35’
1 Front & 1 Rear Pilot Car
Overweight  crossing bridges straddling center
1 Front & 1 Rear Pilot Car