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IDAHO PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide,
Over 14' high,
Trailer over 48' long,
Over 80,000 lbs

Special Information Needed
No additional info needed

Times Of Movement
½  hour before sunrise to ½  hour after sunset.
If 10' wide or less, travel is allowed 24-7
Loads 10’ wide/14’6” high/100’ long  on 2-lane or 120’ long on 4-lane may travel 24/7
Restricted holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.  Permit office closed those days plus Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day & Veteran’s Day.

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
2-lane highways:
1 front if over 12' wide or 16' high,
1 rear if over 100' long,
2 (front & rear) if over 14' wide.
On interstates:
1 rear if over 15' wide or 115' long,
1 front if over 16' high.

Oversize loads which individually would require an escort can travel in convoy (not over 4 loads & not mobile homes) maximum dimensions for convoy units on interstate or black coded routes: 14'6" wide, 115' long. On red coded routes: 12'6" wide & 100' long

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General:  Passenger car/ light truck/vehicle authorized by the Vehicle Size & Weight Specialist
Signs: 5’ x 10”; black letters (8” high) on yellow background--”OVERSIZE LOAD”
Lights: Flashing or rotating amber lights mounted at each end of the required sign above the roof.  As an alternative a pilot/escort vehicle may display one (1) rotating or flashing amber beacon visible from a minimum of  500’ feet
Flags:  None required
Additional equipment:  18” STOP/SLOW paddle sigh; 3 bi directional emergency reflective triangles; 1-5lb. B,C, fire extinguisher; a reflectorized orange vest/shirt/jacket; 2 additional “OVERSIZE LOAD” signs; non-metallic height pole; 2-way radio
http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/poe/pilot.pdf

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Valid driver’s license

Department of Transportation Permits Office   Hours: 7am-5pm  MT
Idaho Transportation Department
3311 W. State St. or PO Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129

Division of Motor Vehicles/Port of Entry & Overlegal Permits
(208)334-8420  
DMV-Permits@itd.idaho.gov
http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/poe/poe.htm