Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a Pilot Car?

Pilot Cars are required according to E.U. Guidelines. Local Authorities may impose stricter conditions or from time to time we may recommend additional Pilots based on our experience on the route.

When do I need a Permit?

Permits are required for all loads over H16.5m x W2.9m x H4.65m x 40t on 5 Axles or

46t on 6 Axles.

How long does it take to get a permit?

Permits take from 4-10 days depending on the permit type and route.

Are Police Notifications Required?

Yes 4 days’ notice of all permit applications must be sent to The Commissioner, An Garda Siochana (Police). ELS make all required notifications as part of the permit application process.