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Minnesota Road Conditions (800)542-0220-Road conditions http://www.511mn.org/ (Road conditions maps) MINNESOTA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide Over 13'6" high Trailer over 53' long Over 80,000 lbs. Special Information Needed Fax # near MN Truck make, empty weight, license, & state MN registered weight Trailermake, dimensions, empty weight, license Load info, serial #, net weight Are you for hire? What can stretched trailer be reduced to? King pin setting for o/w or long trailers Times Of Movement 2am until 10pm daily During summer months no travel from 2:00 pm on Fri. to sunrise on Sat No travel on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Main Fishing Opener, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. No travel 2:00 pm the day before a holiday till sunrise the day after the holiday or the holiday weekend No movement after 2pm on Fridays, and Sundays, starting w/ the Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend No move in Duluth from 7:30am -8:30am & 4pm-5:30pm. Permit office closed on the above holidays plus Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Veteran’s Day, and the day after Thanksgiving When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required www.dot.state.mn.us/motorcarrier/oversize/Escort_Vehicles.pdf On 2-Lane Highways: Width of 14'6" to 16' on single lane- 2 pilots minimum, On multi-lane divided highways: Width of 14'6" to 16'-1 pilots minimum On All Highways: Over 16' wide-2 pilots minimum 95' to 110' long-1 pilots minimum Over 110' long-2 pilots minimum Over 15'6" high-survey required Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: may be a passenger car, station wagon or pickup truck Signs: "Wide Load" or "Long Load" sign shall be displayed on top of the escort vehicle. Minimum 12" x 60"; black letters (8” high; 1 1/8” stroke) on yellow background. Signs shall not extend beyond the line of the fenders on the left side nor more than 6 inches beyond the fender line on the right side of the escort vehicles. Lights: Single or dual amber light mounted at the top or sides of the sign (at least 5’ above road surface) shall flash at a rate of 60-90 flashes/minute; mau be disc or strobe type or rotating beacon; visible/readable from 500’. Must be lighted for nighttime travel. Flags: None stipulated Additional equipment: 2-way radio Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator The escort vehicle driver shall be not less than 18 years of age. Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 7:30am-4:20pm CT; M-F Minnesota Truck Center GNB Bldg., Ste. 420 1110 Centre Points Curve Mendota Heights, MN 56120 (800)657-3959; (651)405-6000 Fax: (651)405-6024 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/permits/permitbulletin.pdf