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Escort Requirements:

On all state highway systems:

  • Width over 12': 1 escort (Chase)

  • Width over 20': 1 escort plus police escort

  • Length over 100': 1 escort (Lead)

  • Height over 16': Lead escort with a Height-Pole and a pre-route survey

*On interstate or 4-lane divided highway, an alternative light bar attachment may be allowed in lieu of an escort.

State police escort: All loads at or exceeding 20’ in width require a Nebraska State Patrol escort. Nebraska State Patrol escorts can be required for any overdimensional load as deemed necessary by NDOT for the safety of travel.

Super loads: Loads greater than 16’ wide, 15’11" high, 125’ long, and 160,000 lbs are considered super loads and require clerk review.

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.


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Nebraska Department of Transportation
5001 South 14 Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: (402) 471-0034



Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central time)

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