Highway Safety – Pilot Vehicle Requirements

Res #: 17-22M
Number: 17
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS there are many variations of oversized agricultural equipment being towed along provincial highways by non-agricultural means, trucks owned or hired by machinery dealerships, ie; highway tractor units or other types of trucks.

WHEREAS these pieces are being towed at slower than normal speed of the traveling public.

WHEREAS the current requirements are for only one pilot vehicle in the front of the tow unit, causing these units not to be seen around blind curves, over a hill or some other natural feature of the terrain.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Highways and SGI, that this over-sized agricultural equipment fall under the same width requirements as other commercial loads for needing the second pilot vehicle when this equipment is being towed at slower than normal highway speeds.