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Escort Requirements:


  • From 12' up to 16' requires 1 escort (Lead on 2-lane highway, Chase on 4-lane or more highway).

  • From 16'1" to 18' requires 1 State Trooper* (on 2-lane & 4-lane highways or more-lane highways).

  • Width exceeding 18' requires 2 State Troopers (on 2-lane & 4-lane highways or more-lane highways).


  • From 90' up to 125' requires 1 escort (Chase) on all highways.


  • Over 15'10" requires a Height-Pole off the interstate.

  • While Louisiana requires one escort, 2 may be recommended in some places.

Super loads:

  • When the gross vehicle weight exceeds 254,000 pounds, permit requests require detailed information, and inquiries should be directed to the Truck Permit Office well in advance of the movement (generally one month).

  • Loads exceeding 900,000 pounds may require analysis from an independent engineering firm, and additional time should be allowed for this analysis.

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.



Department of Transportation and Development
Truck Permit Office
1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 103A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
P.O. Box 94042
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9042
PHONE: (225) 343-2345
(800) 654-1433

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central time)

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