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Escort Requirements in Wyoming

Escorts for Width:

  • Two escorts (Lead and Chase) required on 2-lane primary and secondary routes when any portion extends to the left of the highway centerline or the movement is 14' or greater in width.

  • One escort (Chase) required on interstate, divided highways, and 4-lane roadways with a left turn center lane when the movement is 15' or greater in width.

  • Additional escorts may be required by the Wyoming Highway Patrol based on load width.

Escorts for Length:

  • Two escorts (Lead and Chase) required on 2-lane primary and secondary routes for movements 110' or more in overall length or when the movement will extend to the left of the centerline.

  • On interstate and divided highways, escorts for length required for movements 150’ or longer or at the discretion of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Overweight Loads Office.

Escort for Rear Overhang:

  • One Chase escort required for rear overhang of 25' or more on all highways.

Escort for Height:

  • Movements 17' or higher require a Height-Pole.

  • Escorts for heights less than 17' at the discretion of the permit issuing authority.

Escorts for Overweight:

  • Any overweight movement with special restrictions from the Bridge Department requires a rear escort on all highways.

  • An additional front escort may be required on primary and secondary highways.

  • Escorts may be required by the Overweight Loads Office based on load restrictions.

Super Loads:

  • Super load permits apply to loads exceeding 18' wide, 17' high, 120' long, with trunnion axles at 55,000 lbs.

Loads over 18’ high or 18’ wide are time-sensitive, requiring a minimum 24-hour notice. No travel during school bus hours on primary and secondary routes.

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.



Wyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Highway Patrol
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
Overweight Loads Office: (307) 777-4376

Hours of Business

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

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