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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
Length 120’-1 rear
Over 120' long-1 rear/1 front
Overhang over 10'-1 (@ point of overhang)
DEPARTMENT OF VEHICLE REGULATION
200 METRO STREET
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40602
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Take the lesser of the single weight above or the tire width of 600 lbs per rim inch
Federal Bridge Formula applies
||65' overall length|
OVERHANG 3' front, 4' rear - auto/boat hauler 5' all other
|Tandem||45,000 with 5 axles
48,000 with 6 or more axles
|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|
|Overhang:||No set maximum|
|No more than 1/3 of the length of a load allowed for
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.
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.
All weekend except super loads
Loads must be broken down as far as possible
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
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)|
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
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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