Escort Car service for especial transport in Spain

This website is basically dedicated to pilot/escort car regulations

full web transpilot.es

Services

Icon

Pilot Car

Escort car for abnormal transports in Spain

see more

Icon

Urgent Shipments

Of urgent spare parts up to a maximum capacity of 600kg on an eropalet.

see more

Icon

Route Recognition

Recognition of the routes through wich special transports will circulate.

Escort car regulation

When is a pilot car needed in Spain?

Transportes Especiales Dimensiones
Group 1 For indivisible cargo transported
Group 2 Agricultural vehicles
Group 3 Vehicles permanently exceeding maximum masses or dimensions
Group 4 By weight
4.1 Speeds
4.2 Circulation hours

1.- Escort with pilot car

Group 1 - Vehicles in special transport status when exceeding, due to the indivisible load carried, the maximum weights and/or dimensions.
1.1 One pilot car.
pilot car
Transportes Especiales Dimensiones
Normativa Coche Piloto
1.2. Two pilot car on highways.
pilot carpilot car
Normativa Coche Piloto
1.3 Two pilot cars on conventional roads.
pilot carpilot car
Normativa Coche Piloto
Normativa Coche Piloto
Group 2 -Special agricultural vehicles and combinations thereof which, by reason of their construction, permanently exceed the maximum masses or maximum dimensions./div>
2.1 By dimensions
medidas vehiculo especial
They may travel on motorways, even if they do not reach a speed of 60 km/h on level ground, when there is no alternative route or suitable service road.
2.2 By speed
velocidadvelocidad
If the speed of movement is less than half the generic speed allowed on the road, it will be located behind at said minimum distance.
Group 3 - Special vehicles and their assemblies for works and services which, by construction, permanently exceed the maximum masses or dimensions.
3.1 By dimensions: when the width exceeds 3.50 meters, or the length exceeds 30 meters.
Normativa Coche Piloto
Normativa Coche Piloto
3.2 By speed: If the speed of movement is less than half the generic speed allowed on the road, it will be located behind at said minimum distance.
Group 4 - By weight
- When its weight exceeds that established in the generic license, it shall require the accompaniment of a pilot car.
camion peso por ejes
A pilot car in the rear on highways and a pilot car in the front on conventional roads.

2.- Police escort + pilot car

Escort of the police when the following dimensions are exceeded:
- Length 40.00m
- Width 5.00m
The holder shall inform, at least 72 hours in advance, the traffic police in the province of departure of the place, time and date of the start of each of the authorized journeys, indicating the license plate number of the vehicle or vehicles making the journey and then enclosing a copy of the authorization.
2.1 On highways police escort + 1 pilot car.
pilot carpilot car
Normativa Coche Piloto
2.2 On conventional roads police escort + 2 pilot car.
pilot carpilot carpilot car
medidas transporte especial
2.3 On highways or conventional roads police escort + 1 pilot car.
pilot carpilot car
dimensiones transportes especiales
2.4 On conventional road police escort + 2 pilot car.
pilot carpilot carpilot car
medidas transportes especiales
2.5 On Highways police escort + 1 pilot car.
pilot carpilot car
medidas transporte especial
medidas transportes especiales
2.6 On highways police escort + 2 pilot car..
pilot carpilot carpilot car
When the speed is lower than 40Km/h, on highways or freeways.
2.7 There are variations in Pais Vasco, consult the BOE.

3.- summary of points 1, 2

croquis uso coche piloto

4.- Traffic conditions for groups 1, 2, 3

The pilot car will keep and maintain a minimum separation of 50 m with the vehicle that precedes it and will allow and facilitate the overtaking of faster moving vehicles, and will stop if necessary, In no case should it force drivers of other vehicles to abruptly modify their speed or trajectory.

Stops and parking will be made off the road and the shoulder.

The pilot vehicle is authorized to use the V-2 signal while providing the service, which shall be visible both to the front and to the rear and shall be switched off at the end of the service

It should be possible to establish communications by radio and by telephone in a language known to both parties between the personnel of the pilot vehicle and that of the cabin of the special vehicle or in a special transport regime.

As well as the signalling devices determined by the General Vehicle Regulations for the category of vehicle in question, special vehicles and vehicles under special transport regime, shall have V-2 light signals distributed in such a way that the outline of the cross section of the vehicles is perfectly delimited, on their front and rear fronts, as well as V-4, V-5 (optional of V-4), V-6, V-16, V-20 signals and those contemplated in article 15.6 and 7 of the General Traffic Regulations, when applicable. They will also permanently use the crossing lighting.

Traffic restrictions shall be always complied with, especially those that are signposted on the road or those indicated by the traffic control officers..

Traffic must be suspended leaving the traffic platform, when there are adverse atmospheric phenomena that pose a risk to traffic, or when there is no visibility of at least 150 m, both forwards and backwards.

The owner of the vehicle must make sure, even by walking the route prior to the completion of each trip, that there are no physical limitations or obstacles that would impede the journey.

Special vehicles or vehicles travelling under a special transport regime whose width exceeds five metres must be accompanied by traffic control officers. At least 72 hours in advance, the holder must inform the traffic police in the province of departure of the place, time and date of the start of each authorized journey, indicating the license plate of the vehicle or vehicles making the journey and enclosing a copy of the authorisation. The same notice shall also be sent to the body designated to receive it by the road owner.
4.1.- SPEEDS
a) Vehicle with generic authorization: the maximum allowed driving speed shall be 70 km/h. The more restrictive limitations appearing on vehicle's the ITV card shall prevail over these limitations.
b) Vehicle with specific authorization: the maximum speed allowed shall be 60 km/h. The most restrictive limitations appearing on the vehicle's ITV card shall prevail over these limitations
c) Vehicle with exceptional authorization: the maximum permitted speed will be that set out in the authorization, and in no case will it exceed 60 km/h. The most restrictive limitations appearing on the vehicle's ITV card shall prevail over these limitations.
4.2.- RUNNING HOURS
- Running hours: any vehicle operating under a special transport regime with a generic or specific authorization may operate both day and night; however, in the case of exceptional transport, it may be allowed to operate between sunset and sunrise when this is stated in the authorization issued.

- They may not circulate on Sundays and national public holidays (public holidays in all the Autonomous Communities) and regional public holidays, from eight o'clock to twenty-four o'clock within the corresponding national or Autonomous Community district. Neither may they circulate on the eve of public holidays, except those which fall on a Saturday, on national public holidays, from 13:00 to 24:00 (this last limitation includes Wednesday 1 April, the eve of Thursday 2 April, in the Autonomous Communities where this day is a public holiday).
horarios circulacion transportes especiales

 

5.- Sanctions

Circular con el vehículo reseñado incumpliendo las condiciones establecidas en la autorización complementaria (detallar sucintamente la condición incumplida) Reducción de visibilidad por condiciones meteorológicas, visibilidad inferior a 150 metros por la parte delantera o trasera del vehículo · 450€
Según escrito de la DGT. de fecha 26/11/04, que se transcribe. Actualmente es posible circular con un vehículo o transporte especial amparado por una, dos o más autorizaciones complementarias de circulación para realizar un itinerario concreto. El origen y destino del viaje puede que no coincidan con lo establecido en la o las autorizaciones que se emplean, pero lo importante es verificar que en el momento de circulación del transporte o vehículo especial el titular de la misma este amparado por una autorización y se dé cumplimiento a lo establecido en la misma. NO DENUNCIAR POR ESTAR FUERA DEL ITINERARIO.
Según escrito de la DGT. de fecha 26/10/04, en relación de la posibilidad de que un taxi pude realizar funciones de vehículo piloto en un transporte especial le participo lo siguiente: El reglamento General de vehículos define el taxi como turismo destinado al servicio público de viajeros y provisto de aparato taxímetro o no. El citado RGV. impone además a los taxis la obligación de ir dotados de determinas luces y señales especificas, de forma permanente. Por otra parte el Art. 66.1.a) de la Ley 38/92 de Impuestos especiales establece que los taxis estén exentos del impuesto especial sobre determinados medios de transporte ello, en base al servicio que se destinan. Por todo ello, y considerando además que los vehículos piloto de acompañamiento de transportes especiales deben, conforme al Anexo XI del RGV., llevar instalados la señal V-2, previa acreditación ante la Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico del servicio a que se destinan, que en el caso del taxi, ESTA SUBDIRECCIÓN GENERAL ESTIMA QUE UN TAXI NO DEBE SER AUTORIZADO PARA LA REALIZACIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE VEHÍCULO PILOTO DE ACOMPAÑAMIENTO A UN TRANSPORTE ESPECIAL.
Circular sin la autorización complementaría correspondiente con el vehículo reseñado cuyas masas o dimensiones, incluida la carga indivisible, exceden de los límites reglamentarios · 500€

6.- Time restrictions

6.1 - National holidays

7.- Sketh País Vasco




Real Decreto 1428/2003 de 21 de noviembre, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento General de Circulación para la aplicación y desarrollo del texto articulado de la Ley sobre tráfico, circulación de vehículos a motor y seguridad vial, aprobado por el Real Decreto Legislativo 339/1990, de 2 de marzo.

Si observas algún fallo o falta de actualización puedes contactar para proceder a su corrección.

Normativa Coches Piloto para transportes especiales en España

Acompañamiento Vehiculo Piloto

¿Cuando hace falta coche Piloto?

Permits Processing

In Spain, there are 4 different zones for the processing of permits for abnormal transport.

Transportes Especiales Dimensiones

Permits in Catalonia

In Catalonia there are three types of permits for abnormal transports depending on their size, mass and axle load; classified in Generic, Specific and Exceptional authorizations.

Each request shall contain a limited number of motor vehicles plate numbers and a limited number of trailer or semi-trailer plate numbers technically equivalent to each other and to the carried load.

 Transport in Catalonia
  • RGV = General Vehicle Regulations
  • ITV = ITV card details
  • (*) = Maximum authorized dimensions and mass, according to Annex IV of the RGV

In Specific and Exceptional authorizations the full itinerary of the abnormal transport must be specified in order to obtain the permission. Generic authorizations do not need to specify this itinerary.

The authorization issued, authorize to travel on all roads with a number of exceptions (prescriptions) that are specified in pass restrictions (cannot circulate around a kilometer point, stretch of road or highway) and pass reservations (you can circulate around a kilometer point, stretch of road or highway but with proper precautions)

Some special transports require the escort of the Mossos d´esquadra officers.

Documents

· A copy of the Identification Documents from the vehicle's owner(NIF, DNI ...)
· A copy of vehicle documentation. (Double sided)
· A copy of the reduced file of the vehicle issued by the manufacturer or a technician.

Permits in Spain

In spain there are three types of permits for abnormal transports depending on their size, mass and axle load; classified in Generic, Specific and Exceptional authorizations.

Each request shall contain a limited number of motor vehicles plate numbers and a limited number of trailer or semi-trailer plate numbers technically equivalent to each other and to the carried load.

Permits for Abnormal Transport in Spain
  • RGV = General Vehicle Regulations
  • ITV = ITV card details
  • (*) = Maximum authorized dimensions and mass, according to Annex IV of the RGV

In Specific and Exceptional authorizations the full itinerary of the abnormal transport must be specified in order to obtain the permission. Generic authorizations do not need to specify this itinerary.

The authorization issued, authorize to travel on all roads with a number of exceptions (prescriptions) that are specified in pass restrictions (cannot circulate around a kilometer point, stretch of road or highway) and pass reservations (you can circulate around a kilometer point, stretch of road or highway but with proper precautions)

Some special transports require the escort of the Guardia Civil officers.

Documents

· A copy of the Identification Documents from the vehicle's owner (NIF, DNI ...)
· A copy of vehicle documentation. (Double sided)
· A copy of a Community license for the registration in REAT.
· The original Reduced File of the vehicle issued by the manufacturer or a technician in order to get the required information that can't be found on the Community License.
· The original translation of the Technical Data Sheet (Ficha Técnica), translated by an official translator appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. www.traductor-jurado.org/blog/listado-traductores-jurados-maec-2020/
· All the original documents must be delivered to the DGT. The Special Permit won't be obtained until they're properly validated.