Law Enforcement Escort Best Practices Guidelines
This publication is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Freight Management and Operations
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
Toll free help-line: 866-367-7487
Web site: www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
1101 17th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
2750 Prosperity Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22031
These guidelines are based on the current practices and best practices recommendations of law enforcement escorts in an effort to standardize the safe movement of permitted oversize/overweight loads on North American roads. They do NOT supercede any departmental or jurisdiction-specific regulations.
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Part One - Best Practices Guidelines
Part Two - Law Enforcement Escorts