Comments for TRUCKING QUOTES. Heavy haul trucking, oversize trucking, pilot cars, permits. https://wideloadshipping.com Heavy haul and oversize trucking quotes from hundreds of trucking companies in one click. Permits. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:15:47 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on What is a height pole? by Larry Unverfehrt https://wideloadshipping.com/height-pole/#comment-22407 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:15:47 +0000 http://wideloadshipping.com/?p=5551#comment-22407 Is t permissible to mount height pole on rear of vehicle?

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Comment on 2019 Arizona State Shipping Regulations by WLSADMIN https://wideloadshipping.com/arizona-state-shipping-regulations/#comment-21228 Thu, 23 May 2019 23:52:05 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=438#comment-21228 I’m pretty sure this applies as well. Contact the state DOT to verify.

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Comment on 2019 Arizona State Shipping Regulations by Travis https://wideloadshipping.com/arizona-state-shipping-regulations/#comment-21201 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:54:18 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=438#comment-21201 Hello, I see the rules for overhang on the front and the rear of a trailer, but what about the sides of a single axle trailer?

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Comment on 2019 Georgia State Shipping Regulations by Angelo Mazzetti https://wideloadshipping.com/georgia-state-shipping-regulations/#comment-20957 Fri, 10 May 2019 17:41:46 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=450#comment-20957 Thanks for the tips, I’ll be passing through with a large tow behind me and do not want any citations!

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Comment on How to start a pilot car company. by WLSADMIN https://wideloadshipping.com/how-to-start-pilot-car-company/#comment-20894 Tue, 07 May 2019 02:08:37 +0000 http://wideloadshipping.com/?p=5453#comment-20894 Good question Michael. Just the other day I was speaking with a group of colleagues about problems within the pilot car industry as we do have a huge need for more good companies. We were talking about route surveys exclusively and overhead obstructions (169 million in damages reported in 2016). A lot of folks looking to get in the industry don’t take the time you clearly have to fully think this all through. It makes sense; follow a truck with some lights on, a sign, and get paid. But the truth is the job pilot car operators have is much more complicated. In this conversation we were speaking of a shipment over 14′ tall and the state required a “route survey” to be performed prior to approving the permit for the shipment to move. So a pilot car company was hired to go and find the best route. The shipment hit one of the overpasses.

Fault: One of three ways here: 1. The pilot car company did not properly perform the route survey as hired to do either by faulty equipment or lied. 2. The shipment height loaded on the trailer was incorrectly measured. 3. The wheel ruts in the highway differ in each lane as well as most overpass structures (they’re curved) and this distance was not compensated for.

Probability says there’s a 66.6% chance this hit the desk of the pilot car companies insurance company and nobody would not want to be on either side of this desk.

I’d love to say I could endorse a particular class or program but at the end of the day it would more than likely need to be backed by some financial agreement as they’d pay us for the referral (not going to happen). There’s really only one way you can learn this and it’s the same way I did. Start doing it. Pay attention/listen/watch. Stay within your limitations. Always be honest. Grace.

Afterthoughts: I don’t recall the name but recently spoke with a few guys that had started their company with old cop cars. The cars were fully equipped “all pro” and I bet each car didn’t have more than 5 grand put into it. These guys were pretty determined so i’d bet being scrappy/smart and the likes they had like 3 grand tied up in each rig. No biggie you’d think but the kicker was they both had height poles installed as well. Pretty impressive considering to just go get a custom mount made would be like $800 and then a pro pole like $700. I bet these fellas scratched to buy used poles on ebay or craigslist for $200 each and bought a $69 welder at Harbor Freight and went to the funky part of town to get the metal but for the brackets for $150 for both. What’s that $690 vs $3g. Go! Go!

Then while they were looking to grow they were also looking to learn. So instead of the telecommute head nod on anybody that called them, they seemed to be staying within 2-4 states and focusing more on wideloads that were simple – under 16 feet, not overly long or tall.

This “prototype” so to speak is how I would get in if I was determined to. I should mention the pilot car startup package we sell (not a promotion). Seriously, if you dive in and follow the directions and resources it gives you it’s well worth the money. We pretty much give it all back to you if you make it by giving you free listings and promoting folks that made it and it worked for.

Good luck, thanks for your comment and we’re always here to support our industry.

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Comment on How to start a pilot car company. by Michael https://wideloadshipping.com/how-to-start-pilot-car-company/#comment-20853 Sat, 04 May 2019 14:15:06 +0000 http://wideloadshipping.com/?p=5453#comment-20853 I am interested in starting my own company with an experienced pilot person, but I need some personal experience first.
I could buy all the equipment and required insurance. Owning these items will not do me a lot of good with out experience, correct?

How do I go about getting experience, to back up my certification, woith a reputable company?

Searching on line for a “job” has me left wondering where to go.

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Comment on Connecticut State Shipping Regulations by Trekmovers https://wideloadshipping.com/connecticut-state-shipping-regulations/#comment-20585 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:20:38 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=444#comment-20585 Weight:Single – 22,400 Tandem – 40,000 Tridem – 60,000. Connecticut does not go strictly by axle weights. They will go as high as 25,000 on a single, providing that the manufacturer’s rating is not exceeded and provided that the gross is within the limits stated above for 5, 6 or 7 axles. Over 14? wide, 14? high or 120 long is considered a Super Load. Over 140,000 lbs. requires an engineer review. Note: the maximum superload width in Massachusetts is 16 feet.

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Comment on Alberta DOT Shipping Regulations by WLSADMIN https://wideloadshipping.com/alberta-shipping-regulations/#comment-20486 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:48 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=562#comment-20486 Thank you for this clarification Lucien.

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Comment on California State Shipping Regulations by WLSADMIN https://wideloadshipping.com/california-state-shipping-regulations/#comment-20485 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:55:06 +0000 http://ipilotcars.com/?p=440#comment-20485 Absolutely not. California has very strict regulations when it comes to axle spacings. I am unable to answer your question entirely as I do not know your entire configuration. I would suggest you stop into the closest California scale house when you have time and speak to the California DOT inspectors. Hopefully they can have a quick look at your entire tractor/trailer configuration and let you know precisely what you can and can’t do. I’m sure this isn’t exactly the answer you were looking for but hopefully it helps you solve your question legally.

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Comment on How much does oversize trucking pay? by WLSADMIN https://wideloadshipping.com/oversize-trucking-pay/#comment-20484 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:43:00 +0000 http://wideloadshipping.com/?p=4697#comment-20484 It is interesting however travel times and loading times vary. Check out some of the other comments as well. Thanks for your post.

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