Kansas

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 7 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Travel is allowed one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, 7 days a week and holidays. Overweight only with legal dimensions is allowed night travel, provided a permit is obtained to authorize it. There are NO holiday or weekend restrictions.

TURNPIKE:
Width up to 12 is allowed to travel without an escort, during daylight hours. Over 14′ wide is limited to Monday through Thursday travel from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Maximums allowed on turnpike is 14′ in height, 16’ wide or 125′ long. Loads over 14′ high require special approval from a Turnpike Highway Patrol Officer. Maximum weights: 20,000 single, 34,000 tandem, 42,000 triple, 50,000 quad. Maximum gross weight 120,000.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 14′
Length: 59’6″ trailer, 85′ overall for tractor-trailer combination provided the trailer is not over 59’6” long
Overhang: 3′ front, 4′ rear
Weight: 80,000 Gross on Interstate and designated routes; 85,500 on other roads (must be registered for 85,500 and have legal axle weights); Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 16’6″
Height: 18′ (Depends on clearances. Over 17′ high requires notification of all appropriate utilities before making the move).
Length: 126′    (poles, pipes, or structural items are allowed up to 140′)
Weight: Single – 22,000; Tandem – 45,000; Tridem – 60,000; Quad – 65,000
To permit for overweight, your tractor needs to be registered for 85,500, or pay extra for a trip permit.
Note: When overweight on any axle group, all axles must be down. Loads exceeding these dimensions or over 150,000 pounds GVW is considered as a Super Load.
Loads in excess of 80,000 GVW, the unit must be registered for 85,500.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 16’6″ or when transporting large structures on 4-lane highways – 2 escorts;
Over 14′ on highways less than 4 lanes – 2 escorts, or “The rear escort may be eliminated if a warning light is attached to the top of the towing vehicle and to the rear of the load and is mounted no less than two feet or more than eight feet above the surface of the road, except for superloads and large structures, they require 2 escorts.”
Height: Over 18′ – 1 escort with height pole. Over 17′ high requires notification of all appropriate utilities before making the move.

EXEMPTIONS:
Poles, beams, steel pipes and construction steel loads may be up to 85′ long overall (vehicle and load) without a permit as long as trailer does not exceed 59’6″ (daylight travel only), and if other dimensions are legal. Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc. must be removed. If overweight it must be hauled on a separate truck.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all loads moving under a permit. Red flags must be attached to each side of widest part of wide load, and to the rear of all over length loads. If overhang is over legal limits, end of overhanging object must be flagged and “a lamp shall be placed at the end of the load to make the overhang more visible during periods of hazy daylight.”