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Kentucky  http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
On 2- lane highways:
Width 10'6" to 12'-1 front
Width over 12' -1 front & 1 rear
Vehicle traveling at speeds below average driving speed of traffic-1 rear pilot
75' to 85' long-1 front
Over 85' long- 1 front & 1 rear
4 or more lane divided highways:
Over 12' wide-1 front
Speed at least 45
MPH-1 rear
Length 120’-1 rear
Over 120' long-1 rear/1 front
Overhang over 10'-1 (@ point of overhang)

KENTUCKY
DEPARTMENT OF VEHICLE REGULATION
200 METRO STREET
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40602

PHONE: 502-564-4127
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
EASTERN TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 20,000 20,000
Take the lesser of the single weight above or the tire width of 600 lbs per rim inch
Tandem 34,000 34,000
Tridum 48,500 48,000
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
80,000
Width 8'6" 8'*
Height 13'6" 13'6"'
Length:
Semi-trailer 53'
65' overall length

OVERHANG 3' front, 4' rear - auto/boat hauler 5' all other loads

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight    
 
Single
24,000
  Tandem 45,000 with 5 axles
48,000 with 6 or more axles
  Tridum 60,000
  Quad 80,000
Gross Weight:    
  5 Axles 96,000
` 6 Axles 120,000
  7 Axles 160,000
Length:   95' on 2-lane road
125' on 4-lane road
Loads in excess of 120' to have either a pivotal or steerable dolly to allow for turns when ramping on/off roadways
Width:   16'
Height:   15' 6"
Overhang:   No set maximum
No more than 1/3 of the length of a load allowed for overhang

All the maximum dimensions above are dependent upon the routes traveled, if the road is not capable of handling the oversize vehicle, then a permit will not be issued.

If load exceeds any of these dimensions or 250,000 lbs., refer to the section on Super Loads.

PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for ten (10) calendar days.

OPERATING TIME
Permitted loads may travel 24/7 except from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the following: Jefferson, Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Fayette counties. The bridge at Owensboro is also restricted from the above times.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
All weekend except super loads

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Loads must be broken down as far as possible

EXCEPTIONS
Blades, buckets, etc over 14’ wide must be removed but can be hauled with the load.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL PERMIT
KYU number, type of carrier (for-hire, private, etc), load description, vehicle description (tractor unit, year and make, serial #, license # and state), overall dimensions, gross weight, front and rear overhang and number of axles. If overweight need axle weight; if self propelled need to provide the
tire size, origin, destination and routes.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD & OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed: #Escorts
On 2-Lane Highways
Width over 10'6" to 12' 1 Front
Width over 12' to 14' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length over 75' to 120' 1 Front
Length over 120' 2 Rear
On 4 or More Lane Divided Highways:
Width over 12' 1 Rear
Width over 15' may require 2(Front & Rear)
Length over 120' 1 (Front & Rear)
Overhang over 10' 1 (@ Point of overhang)
On some highways where conditions dictate the need 2 (Front & Rear)


Restricted Travel

Jefferson, Boone, Campbell, Fayette and Kenton Counties – no travel from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m., 431 Bridge at Owensboro between KY and IN from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. vehicles not delivering into Cincinnati area must use I-275 to enter Ohio.

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR OVERSIZED, OVERWEIGHT AND WIDE LOAD SUPER LOADS

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads

Loads 16’ wide, 15’6 high, 125’ long and 250,000 lbs are considered super loads, axle spacing, weights and routes are required.

Fee is $60.00
Processing of the application takes 5 to 10 working days.

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