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Kansas Road Conditions
(800)585-7623-Road conditions
http://511.ksdot.org/kanroadpublic/Ksys/KRDefault.asp (Road conditions map)
http://511.ksdot.org/kanroadpublic/qryrpt/qryrpt_Pub.asp  (Road construction/detours/condition report creator)

KANSAS PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide
Over 14' high
Trailer over 59'6" long

Special Information Needed
Truck VIN (last 5)
Registered weight
KCC# & KS fuel # (for o/w only)

Times Of Movement
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset 7 days a week (even holidays); could be special conditions but will be noted on permit
Niight movements allowed for overweight-only loads
Permit office closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
http://ksdot.org/burtrafficeng/KTC/Applications/EscortCertificationInformation.asp
http://www.ksdot.org/burtrafficeng/KTC/PDFs/EscortCertificateofComplianceApplication.pdf
http://www.ksdot.org/burtrafficeng/KTC/Applications/SuperloadTripReportForm.pdf
On highways less than 4 lanes:
Width more than 14'- 1 front, 1 rear
All highways:
Mobile homes over 12'6"- 1 front, 1 rear
Super loads: 1 front, 1 rear

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Passenger car or 2-axle truck; min. insurance required by state in which vehicle is licensed; min. 60” wide/max. 1 ton carrying capacity
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign attached to front or top of vehicle; 18” x 5’ yellow w/ black letters 8” high w/ 1 1/8” brush stroke; visible 500’
Lights: 2 amber flashing lights (6” or larger) or one rotating or oscillating light on top of vehicle; visible 1000’;
Flags: Not stipulated
Additional equipment: 18” or 24” STOP/SLOW paddle sign; 8 reflective triangles or 8 red-burning flares; 3 orange 18” high cones; orange hard hat; height pole (non-conductive, flexible or frangible material ) when escorting a load exceeding 17” high; first aid kit; spare tire;tire jack & lug wrench; orange vest/jacket; 2(min.) 12” red/orange hand-held flags; 1 5lb. B,C, fire extinguisher

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Drivers of vehicles that intend to escort superloads within Kansas shall be come certified before operating in Kansas.  Applicants may become certified in two ways:
One (1) year - provided they have obtained another state certification, and possess a valid driver’s license.
Three (3) years - by providing evidence of possessing a CDL or is able provide evidence of passing a defensive driving course that has been approved by the National Safety Council. Must fill out “Escort Certification of Compliance Application.”
Must have in vehicle a copy of “Traveling Through Kansas”.

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 7:30am-5pm M-F
Kansas Trucking Connection
1500 Southwest Arrowhead
Topeka, Kansas 66604-4027
(785)271-3145
http://www.ksdot.org/burtrafficeng/KTC/default.asp