Kentucky Overweight/Oversize Permits

Kentucky Overweight PermitsPermit Types

Get your Kentucky oversize/overweight permits by calling (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 travel, including Saturday and Sunday, except for superloads and the restrictions below.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Length:
  • Motor Trucks – 45′
  • Semitrailer and Load – 53′
  • Double Trailers – 28′
  • Overall Length – No set limit, 65′ on other highways
Width: 8’6″ (8′ on other highways)
Height: 13’6″ (14′ for car haulers)
Overhang: 48′ trailers may have up to 5′
Weight: 80,000 lbs. of 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 allowed 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 lbs. for SP Vehicles
7 axles – 160,000 lbs. Tridem – 60,000 lbs. 69,000 lbs. for SP Vehicles Quad – 80,000 lbs.
These dimensions and weights may vary by route. Superload status does not kick in until 300,000 lbs. gross.

ESCORTS

On 2-lane highways:
Height width Length Overhang
Over 14’11” – 1 front escort with high pole 12′-16′ – 2 escorts Over 16′ – 4 escorts 75′-85′ – 1 escort 85′-120′ – 1 front and 1 rear escort Over 120′ – 1 front and 2 rear escorts Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may require 2)
On 4-or more lane divided highways:
Height Width Overhang Length
14’11”-15’6″ – 1 front escort with high pole Over 15’6″ – A route survey is required 12′-14′ – 1 escort 14′-16′ – 2 escorts Over 16′ – 4 escorts Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may require 2) 110′-120′ – 1 rear escort Over 120′ – 1 front and 2 rear escorts

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Specific Roadway Restrictions
Jefferson (Louisville), Boone, Campbell, Kenton, and Fayette County: For all overweight/overdimensional loads, Monday–Friday restricts travel during the hours of 7:00–9:00 a.m. and 4:00–6:00 p.m. Also, vehicles traveling on I-75 must enter Ohio via I-275. Owensboro Bridge: No travel is allowed on the 431 bridge in Owensboro. These 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
At railroad grade crossings: No railroad rule. However, you must contact the railroad company if moving a house and/or a superload. You can also obtain any trip and fuel permits you may need with our sister site!