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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operators Best Practices Guidelines for Law Enforcement Escorts

5. Report Date

February 2017

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Ann Hamilton, Nicholas Owens, Steven Todd

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Best Practices Guidelines September 2014 – December 2016

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

John Berg, FHWA

16. Abstract

This report updates the 2004 Law Enforcement Escort Best Practices Guidelines. The guidelines describe the actions a law enforcement officer should complete prior to, during, and after escorting an over-dimensional permitted load to ensure the safe and efficient movement of the load. The safe movement of permitted oversize/overweight loads requires coordinated efforts among all stakeholders. It is recommended that these guidelines for law enforcement officers be coordinated with the Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Best Practices Guidelines when taken together to provide the overall guidance for the safe movement of permitted oversize/overweight loads.

17. Key Words

Law Enforcement Escort, Oversize loads, Overweight loads, Escorting Permit Loads, Best Practices Guidelines

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


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