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Kentucky Overweight/Oversize Permits

Kentucky Overweight PermitsPermit Types

Obtain Kentucky Oversize/Overweight permits calling at (888) 799-8858.

1.Single Trip Permits – Valid for 10 days

  • Single Trip Oversize/Overweight
  • Single Trip Oversize/Overweight Self-Propelled
  • Single Trip Superload

2.Annual Permits

  • Non-Divisible less than 14′ wide
  • Self-Propelled non-divisible less than 14′ wide
  • Non-Divisible 14′ to 16′ wide
  • Self-Propelled non-divisible 14′ to 16′ wide
  • Farm Equipment less than 14′ wide
  • Farm equipment 14′ to 16′ wide
  • Steel Statewide 1 piece
  • Manufactured Home up to 15′ high, 16′ wide non-divisible

 

OPERATING TIME: Kentucky now allows continuous running, 24/7 including Saturday and Sunday, except for restrictions below and super loads.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Length:

Motor Trucks – 45′

Semitrailer and load – 53′

Double Trailers – 28′

Overall Length – no set maximum, 65′ on other highways

Width: 8’6″ (8′ on other highways)

Height: 13’6″ (14′ Car haulers)
Overhang: 48′ trailers may have up to 5′
Weight: 80.000 GVW
  • Single – 20,000 lbs
  • Tandem – 34,000 lbs
  • Tridem – 48,000 lbs

 

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS

Height: 15’6″* Width: 16′ Length: 110′

Note: Loads over 15’6″ high are not permitted to travel through Kentucky. Delivery of such a load into Kentucky may be allowed on a one-time basis if the carrier can find safe routes for it. However, they usually will not allow it.

 

Weight

Gross Weights Axle Weights
5 axles – 96,000 lbs

Steer – 20,000 lbs

Single – 24,000 lbs (23.000 for SP Vehicles)

6 axles – 120,000 lbs )

Tandem – 45,000 lbs/5 axles

48,000 lbs/6 or more

46,000 for SP Vehicles

7 axles – 160,000 lbs

Tridem – 60,000 lbs

69,000 for SP Vehicles
Quad – 80,000 lbs

These dimensions and weights may vary depending on routes.

Weight does not put you into superload status until around 300,000 pounds gross.

 

ESCORTS

On 2-lane highways:

Height width Length Overhang
Over 14’11” – 1 front escort with height pole Over 12′ – 2 escorts
Over 16′ – 4 escorts

Over 75′ up to 85′ – 1 escort
Over 85′ – 1 front and 1 rear escorts

Over 120′ – 1 front and 2 rear escorts

Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may need 2 escorts)

On 4 or more lane divided highways:

Height Width Overhang Length

Over 14’11” – 1 front escort with height pole

Over 15’6″ – Route Survey is required

Over 12′ – 1 escort
Over 14′ – 2 escorts
Over 16′ – 4 escorts
Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may need 2) Over 110′ – 1 rear escort

 

Over 120′ – 1 front and 2 rear escorts

 

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Specific Roadway Restrictions

Jefferson County (Louisville), Boone, Campbell, Kenton, and Fayette County. For all overweight/over-dimensional loads Monday – Friday restricts travel during the hours of 7:00–9:00 am and 4:00–6:00 pm. Also, vehicles traveling I-75 must enter Ohio by I-275.

Owensboro Bridge No travel is allowed on the 431 bridge in Owensboro.
The following parkway routes are controlled by the state permit office: Audubon Parkway William H. Natcher Parkway Blue Grass Parkway Pennyrile Parkway Hal Rogers Parkway Western Kentucky Parkway Combs Mountain Parkway JP Parkway (Jackson Purchase Parkway) Cumberland Parkway

Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings: No railroad rule **Must contact railroad company if moving house and/or super load.

Obtain Kentucky Oversize/Overweight permits calling at (888) 799-8858.