Arizona Department of Transportation
Enforcement and Compliance Division
Central Permits Office
1225 N 25th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
Tel: (602) 712-8851, (602) 712- 8849

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mountain time)


When escorts are needed and # of escorts required

  • All loads with front overhang of 20' require a front escort, and with a rear 20' overhang, a rear escort.
  • Escort requirements are considered on a case-by-case basis for combinations over 14' width, 120' length, and 16' height, and may vary depending upon the load to be hauled.
  • In its rules and regulations, Arizona lists a number of state routes that require front and rear escorts, generally over 12' in width.

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by state in terms of mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting, necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional requirements specific to your route.

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