Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Services Division
P.O. Box 4639
2701 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT 59604-4639
Permitting: (406) 444-7262

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 8AM - 5PM (Mountain time)



When escorts are needed # of escorts
On interstate
- Width over 16'6" 1 escort (Rear)
- Length over 120' 1 escort (Rear)
On 2-lane roads
- Width over 12'6" up to 16'6" 1 escort (Front)
- Width over 16'6" 2 escorts (Front and Rear)
- Length over 110' 1 escort (Rear)

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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