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http://maps.modot.mo.gov/travelerinformation/TravelerInformation.aspx (Road conditions/construction map)

MISSOURI PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide
Over 13'6" high
Trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
Model & serial #- trailer & load length
Permit must be faxed to a dedicated fax line

Times Of Movement
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset except in metropolitan and tourist areas
Travel permitted all day Saturday.  No Sunday movement.
Travel restrictions on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (restrictions begin at noon of the weekday before the holiday and lifts the day after--overweight travel restriction lifted at 12:01am/overdimension travel restriction lifted 30 minutes before sunrise)

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
http://www.modot.org/mcs/documents/odowinternetinstructionmanualOct200.pdf
A. On 2-lane & undivided highways:
12'4" to 14' wide: 2 lane-1 front
12'4" to 14' wide (off designated highways)-2 (front & rear)
14' to 16' wide- 2 (front & rear)
Over 90' for a combo unit on all highways except divided-1 rear
Over 15'6” high (& route survey)-1 w/height pole
B. On interstate & divided multi-lane highways:
12'4" to 16' wide-1 rear
Over 15’6” high (& route survey)-1 w/height pole
C. Superloads: (Exceeding 16” wide, 16” high, 150” long and/or 160,000 lb.GW) If over 17’5” high must have written approval from the appropriate utility company showing approval to disturb lines across route.  No movement from 6:30am-9am & 3:30pm-6pm.
State Highway Patrol: 1 front + 1 rear civilian
On 2-lane highways if load exceeds 16’ wide-1 front+ 2 rear civilian
When load exceeds 16’ wide on any highway other than interstate/18’ wide on interstate/150’ overall length

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: a properly licensed automobile, pickup truck, utility vehicle, station wagon or equivalent covered by at least minimum amount of insurance required by law
Signs: “OVERSIZE” load signs shall be displayed on the front and/or rear of the escort vehicle, whichever is applicable for the move. A
sign mounted on the top of the vehicle with printing on both sides is acceptable. Signs are to be a minimum size of 5’ x 1’; minimum 8” high letters.  The sign’s background shall be yellow with black lettering and visible for at least three hundred feet (300’).
Lights:
Flags: at least 2 red/orange fluorescent warning flags mounted on a staff at the 2 front extremities of the vehicle for a front escort; at the rear extremities for a rear escort.
Additional equipment: height pole; 2-way radio

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Operators of escort vehicles shall be properly licensed, obey all traffic laws and be at least 18 years of age.

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office
Missouri DOT
Motor Carrier Services
OS/OW Permit Section
1320 Creek Trail Dr or P.O. Box 893
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0893
(866)831-6277;(573)751-7100
Fax: (573)751-7408
http://www.modot.org/