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Kentucky (KY) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) Permits – Regulatory Information, Trucking & Permit Services: Compare Transport LLC

Oversize/Overweight Permits (KY): Kentucky oversize permits are valid for ten calendar days, Should have a permit prior to entering the state.

Kentucky (KY) Oversize (OS)/ Overweight (OW) permits & Trucking Services across USA and Canada

 Kentucky (KY) Oversize/Overweight Permits: Kentucky oversize permits are valid for ten calendar days, Should have a permit prior to entering the state.

Kentucky (KY) Schedule Time for Oversize/Overweight Permits: Kentucky at this point permits constant running, 24/7 including Saturday and Sunday, aside from limitations below and super loads.

Travel Restrictions: No allowed loads permitted traveling in Boone, Kenton or Campbell Counties (greater Cincinnati area, Jefferson County (greater Louisville), Fayette County (greater Lexington) or at Owensboro, KY 2155 Bridge (between KY and IN) from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (or) 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Kentucky (KY) Oversize/ Overweight  Permit Legal Dimensions:

Length: 53 feet trailer or load on Interstate and selected highways, 65 feet truck and trailer further highways

Overhang: 5 feet back overhang on 48 feet trailer (53 feet semi-trailer and load)

Width: 8 feet-6 inches superhighway and picked roads, 8 feet on undesignated.

Height: 13 feet-6 inches

Weight: 80,000 Gross Pounds

  • Single – 20,000 Pounds
  • Tandem – 34,000 Pounds
  • Tridem – 48,000 Pounds


Kentucky (KY) Oversize/ Overweight  Routine Permit Limits:

Length: 110 feet on 4-lane, 75 feet on 2-lane

Width: 16 feet

Height: 15 feet-6 inches *

*Note: Loads more than 15 feet-6 inches high is not allowed to travel through Kentucky. Delivery of such a load into Kentucky might be allowed on a one-time basis if the transporter can find safe routes for it. However, they generally won’t allow it.


  • Gross Weights
  • 5 axles – 96,000 Pounds
  • 6 axles – 120,000 Pounds (6 axles and 7 axles on 2-lane)
  • 7 axles – 134,000 – 140,000 Pounds * (On 4-lane with a booster axle instead of a tridem to move past around 134,000 Pounds)
  • Axle Weights
  • Single – 24,000 Pounds
  • Tandem – 45,000 Pounds/5 axles; 48,000 Pounds /6 or further
  • Tridem – 60,000 Pounds
  • Quad – 80,000 Pounds

These dimensions and weights might vary depending on the routes.

Weight doesn’t put you into superload status until around 300,000 pounds gross.

Kentucky (KY) Oversize/ Overweight  Escort Requirements (PILOT CARS):

On 4 or more lane divided highways:

Length: over 120 feet – three escorts.

Overhang: Over 10 feet – one escort (some highways might require two)


  • Over 12 feet – one escort
  • Over 14 feet – may need two escorts
  • Over 16 feet – three escorts

Height: Over 14 feet-11 inches – one front escort with a height pole

On 2-lane highways:


  • Over 75 feet to 85 feet – 1 escort
  • Over 85 feet – one front and two back escorts
  • Overhang: Over 10 feet – one escort (some highways might require two escorts)


  • Over 10 feet-6 inches to 12 feet – 1 escort
  • Over 12 feet to 14 feet – two escorts.

Height: Over 14 feet-11 inches – 1 front escort with a height pole

 MISCELLANEOUS: Blades, buckets, etc. over 14 feet wide should be eliminated but can be hauled with the load. Smaller ones may be confined and hauled with the load, even if the load is overweight.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: “Oversize Load” signs are needed for all loads surpassing 10 feet-6 inches wide. Flags are expected on all four corners of any wide load and extremities. Over-length should be flagged, no sign requirements.

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