Single Trip Pilot Car Maps

The single trip pilot car maps serve as a visual guide for determining how many pilot cars are required for a given oversized load when traveling on a California state highway. The maps are separated by Caltrans district, starting with District 1 and ending with District 12. Pilot car requirements vary by route and are represented in five distinct colors (from least to most restrictive): yellow, green, blue, brown, and red. The legend provides further information on whether one or two pilot cars are required when specific load dimensions are met.

Single Trip Pilot Car Maps (PDF):

Legend, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, D12

All Maps (D1 - D12)


Transportation Permits Links

Permits Issuance Branch
1823 14th St., Sacramento, CA 95811-7119

Main Phone: (916) 322-1297
Single Trip Fax: (916) 322-4966
Annual/Repetitive Fax: (916) 445-0469
Variance Fax: (916) 322-1505

Office Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays)
Walk-In Hours: 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays)

Holiday Info:
Special Conditions for Holiday Travel (PDF)
2021 Office Holiday Info (PDF)

After-Hours Permit Emergencies:
Emergency Permit Procedures

Request Training:
Transportation Permits Training

Other Contacts: