We operate a fleet of seven vans for escorting throughout the whole island of Ireland.
Our Pilot Cars are fitted out to a high specification with each having private 2-way radio, CB radio, First aid, Fire Extinguishers, Safety signs, measuring equipment etc. together with a few creature comforts like cab heaters and beds!
They also have front and rear warning signs. Some of our vehicles carry survey equipment and a ‘High Pole’ for added safety.
For escorting ELS favour the use of the term ‘Oversize Load’ rather than ‘Wide Load’, ‘High Load’ or ‘Long Load’ as we believe it encompasses all three terms and more. This is the term used in most English speaking countries.
Our load pilots are very experienced in heavy haulage and hold European D1 class licenses. They have a combined total of almost 40 years experience and have clocked up over 1.8 million kilometres!
General guidelines for escorting are:
1 Road Pilot for loads > 3.2m wide or >22m long or > 85,000kg or< 50km/h
2 Road Pilots for loads > 4.25m wide or >30m long or > 120,000kg or< 32km/h
To move Wide Loads in Ireland - call ELS