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Travel during DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY
Over 7.32 metres wide (24’)
As above plus notify RCMP
No traveling in convoys
Over 5.3 metres high (17’ 4”)
Notify power and telephone companies
Travel during DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY

Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance in Alberta Required Equipment:
Two Way Radio
Hard Hat
Stop/Slow Paddle - min 12 x 12 inches
Fluorescent Vest one per crew member
Traffic Cones 3 min
Flags on staff -at least - 16 x 16 inches - 3 min
Flashlight with Nose Cone
Extra dimensional signs - 2
Hazard Warning Kit
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher - 2lb min
Switches to control pilot lighting

Sign Requirements:
Two outboard flashing lights - must not obscure sign
Two inboard rotating/strobe lights - must not obscure sign
Sign interior to be lighted with 8 lights
Red/white "D" sign; yellow/black "Oversize Load" or "Wide Load"
Upright position above cab when in use; secure
Sign flat, removed or covered when not in use; secure
Box size 180 cm long X 35 cm high
Additional Requirements:
Copy vehicle registration
Copy proof of commercial insurance
Name & phone number of business or registered owner 8 x 12 inches min
Commercial license plate from home jurisdiction
spare tire, jack, wheel wrench
Head lights, brake lights, mirrors, windshield, etc in good order

Recommended:
Steel toe boots/shoes for some job sites
Safety glasses for some job sites
Flares
Flag on pole required for some job sites (bicycle type most common)

ALBERTA  PILOT CAR GUIDELINES

Motor Transport Branch (403) 342-7138

6:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon - Fri | 7:15 am - 3:30 pm Sat - Sun

Dimension

Requirements

Over 2.6 metres wide (8'6")

Flags by Day

Warning lights by night


Over 3.05 metres wide (10')

As above PLUS dimension signs, front and back


Over 3.35 metres wide (11')

As above PLUS 1 or more amber flashing lights

 

Over 3.85 metres wide (12’ 6”)

As above PLUS

1 pilot vehicle *behind when on 4-lane road *in front when on 2-lane road

No movement from 3:00 p.m. until midnight on a Friday or a day or preceding a statutory holiday

No movement on Sunday or a statutory holiday


Over 4.45 metres wide (14’ 7”)

Flags, signs, flashing lights

On 2-lane road 1 pilot and 1 trailing vehicle

On 4-lane road *up to 5.5 m (18’) needs 1 trailing vehicle, *over 5.5 m (18’) needs 1 pilot and 1 trailing vehicle

No movement from 3:00 p.m. until midnight on a Friday or a day or preceding a statutory holiday

No movement on Sunday or a statutory holiday

Travel during DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY


Over 5.49 or 5.5 metres wide (18’)

As above PLUS policies on movement of buildings as in policy numbers: mts26e (over 4.45m) OR mts26h (Must not detain school buses)

Stopping on provincial highways only permitted at designated truck pull-outs (except for emergencies and power line lifting)