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District Of Columbia Pilot Cars / Escort Vechicle Requirements

Is a police escort (1 front and 1 rear escort) required when moving an oversized or overweight load? 

Yes for: 

  • Any vehicle and load that is 75 feet in total length or longer 
  • Any vehicle and load 12 feet wide or wider 
  • Any vehicle and load exceeding 13 feet – 6 inches in height 
  • Any vehicle with a total gross weight of 120,000 or more 
  • Any vehicle carrying any Class 1 Explosives - Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 

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