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Pennsylvania Road Conditions (814)355-6044-Interstate conditions/ construction (717)939-9551 x92-Turnpike conditions/ construction http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Workzone_map/map.html (Road construction map) http://www.rwis.state.pa.us/site/site.nsf/mainpage (Road conditions map) PENNSYLVANIA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8' wide Over 13'6" high Trailer over 53' long Special Information Needed Axle weights & spacing (regardless of gvw) Registered wt.; Make; model; serial # on load; # of pieces Company FEIN Specific miles & direction from nearest intersection where movement begins/ends (ex: 3.7 miles south of I-81) Times Of Movement Sunrise to sunset in non-urbanized areas; Sat. till noon in non-urbanized areas; no Sun. travel except in non-urbanized areas If not oversize and if gross weight does not exceed 100,000 lbs. Vehicles operating at prevailing speeds may operate continuously, except during holiday periods or during inclement weather. Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas No travel allowed after noon on the weekday preceding those holidays until 9am on the weekday following the holiday or as specified on the permit. When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/067/chapter179/chap179toc.html On all highways: Width over 13'-1 (rear if multi lane- front if 2 lane) Width over 16'- police escort Length over 90'- 1 rear Length over 160'- police escort Rear overhang over 15'- 1 rear Height over 14'6" w/high pole-1 front Overweight more than 201,000 lbs.-police escort Overweight if required to travel at reduced speeds over bridges- 1 rear Overweight if permit requires load must be the only vehicle on a bridge or to occupy more than 1 lane to cross on 2-directional bridge- 2 (front & rear) If bridge supports only 1-lane of traffic- 1 rear Urban areas: Oversize loads allowed to run 3:00 am to sunrise- 2 (front & rear) Permitted loads not able to run 40 mph on limited access highways allowed between 9 am to 4 pm-1 rear Non-urbanized areas: Permitted loads not able to maintain 40 mph on limited access highways- 1 rear Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: None specified Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12”) w/ black letters (8” high) on yellow background mounted on front and/or rear of vehicle Lights: 1 or 2 flashing lights Flags: None specified Additional equipment: 2-way radio Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Liability insurance in the combined amount of $1,000,000 & proof thereof Dept. of Transportation Permits Office- Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. ET Dept. of Transportation Motor Carrier Division Central Permit Office Commonwealth Keystone Building. 400 N St, 6th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17120 717-787-5367; fax: 717-787-9890/9506 http://www.dot.state.pa.us/