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NORTH DAKOTA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide
Over 14' high
Trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
For mobile homes ending in North Dakota- need to know destination (factory, customer address, etc.) and tire size

Times Of Movement
Sunrise to sunset; nighttime movement for overweight only; loads not exceeding 16’wide/110’ long travel M-F & until noon Sat.
Travel restricted on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
http://www.nd.gov/ndhp/pdf/handbook.pdf
2-lane highways:
Over 14'6" to 16'-1 front (may use rotating or flashing amber light mounted on vehicle, visible from front & rear for 500' in lieu of escort)
4 or more lane divided highways:
Over 16' wide-1 rear
On all highways:
Over 18' wide-official escort (unless exempted by highway patrol)
Over 18' high-1 front (& written permission from utility company)
Over 120 long-1 rear
Weight of earth moving equipment that exceeds legal axle weights- 1 rear
Weight of any load that exceeds normal allowable weights-1 or 2 may be required
Mobile/modular:
2-lane highway:;
From 14'6" to 16' wide-1 front
Over 16'- 2 (front & rear)
4 or more lane divided highways;
Width over 16'- 1 rear (maximum allowable width in ND =18')

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: 2-axle truck or passenger only; must meet requirements of ND Century Code, Title 39.  All vehicles not registered in ND will have to purchase temporary registration when escorting intrastate movements.
Signs:“OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12” min.) w/ black letters (8” high x 1” brush stroke) on yellow background
Lights: Flashing amber lights mounted on ends of sign or 1 centrally mounted revolving amber light on top of sign
Flags: None stipulated
Additional equipment: 2-way radio

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Must have a valid driver’s license; be 18 years old min.

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office- Hours: 7:30a.m.-5:00p.m. CT; M-F
Highway Patrol
Motor Carrier Division
Dept. 504
600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismark, ND 58505
(701)328-2621; fax: (701)328-1642

Email: ndhpinfo@state.nd.us
http://www.state.nd.us/ndhp/mcarrier.html
http://www.nd.gov/ndhp/pdf/handbook.pdf