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Escort requirements vary based on highway type and load dimensions:

On 2-lane highways:

On 4-lane (or more) highways:

  • Width over 12': 1 Chase escort.

  • Height of 18' or more: 1 Height-Pole escort.

Escort vehicle requirements can vary widely from state to state, encompassing mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, mandatory signage, flags, lighting specifications, essential onboard equipment, and other factors. The SafeGuard team is well-equipped to furnish you with comprehensive information on any additional requirements specific to your designated route.


California DOT

Permits Issuance Branch
P.O. Box 942874, MS #41
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-7119
North Region Phone: (916) 322-1297
South Region Phone: (909) 383-4637

Hours of Business

8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M (Pacific time)

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