Alaska Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Commercial Vehicle Size, Weight & Permit Regulations Manual

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Due to extensive regulations, the Administrative Permit Manual is the most accurate way to determine if and when a permit is required.

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Alaska Road Conditions: (866) 282-7577 or (800) 478-7675 (in AK)
Alaska State Police: (907) 428-7200
Oversize Permits: (907) 341-3200 / (800) 478-7636 (in AK)
Trip Permits: Not Required
Fuel Permits: (907) 269-6642

Department of Transportation
Division of Measurement Standards CVCSC
11900 Industry Way, Bldg. M
Anchorage, AK   99515
Permit Office open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. (AK time)

Alaska DOT Website
Commercial Vehicle Customer Service Center (CVCSC)
Alaska Trucking Association
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits


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Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
Due to extensive regulations, the Administrative Permit Manual is the most accurate way to determine if and when an escort is required.

Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
May be either passenger vehicle or light truck. If the GVWR of the pilot/escort vehicle exceeds 10,000 lbs, the requirement of commercial vehicles apply to the operator of the pilot/escort vehicle.
MUST have commercial vehicle insurance.
No passengers are allowed.
Shall not act as a tiller man for ANY load.
ALL Pilot/escort vehicles shall carry the following items of equipment at all times when escorting an extra-legal vehicle or load:
1.    24 inch Stop/slow paddle sign.
2.    Three (3) bi-directional emergency retro reflective triangles.
3.    One (1) 5 pound fire extinguisher.
4.    A reflectorized orange vest, shirt or jacket.
5.    A first aid kit.
6.    A flashlight with a red cone and extra batteries.
7.    An operable CB radio. All pilot/escort vehicles must have operable communications between each other and the power unit/transport vehicle; company radios are an acceptable form of such communications devices.
Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
MUST be flagger certified. Suggested course:
Flag Persons shall not be less than 18 years of age and capable of carrying out flagging responsibilities in accordance with Alaska State Traffic Manual Regulations. Must be wearing high visibility or fluorescent orange jacket or vest and be equipped with a "SLOW/STOP paddle with black letters on an orange background and a red hand flag.