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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



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