Kentucky

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 10 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Kentucky allows continuous running, 24/7 including Saturday and Sunday and holidays, except for restrictions below and superloads.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No overweight/over dimensional loads are allowed to travel in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Jefferson, and Fayette Counties from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No travel allowed on Owensboro KY 2155/2262 Bridge (between KY and IN).

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″ Interstate and designated roads, 8′ on non-designated.
Height: 13’6″
Length: 53′ trailer or load on Interstate and designated highways; 65′ truck and trailer other highways
Overhang: 5′ rear overhang on 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer and load)
Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 48,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 16′ Height: 15’6″ *See note below
Height: 15’6″ (Some parkway routes may have lower restrictions; route survey required for all loads over 15’6″)
Length: 110′
Overhang: 1/3 of the trailer length rounded down to the nearest foot. The overhang cannot exceed 35′ total.
Weight: Single – 24,000; Steering – 24,000; Tandem – 45,000/5 axles; 48,000/6 or more; Tridem – 60,000; Quad – 80,000; 5 Axles – 96,000; 6 Axles – 120,000 (6 axles, 7 axles on 2-lane); 7 Axles – 134,000 – 140,000* (*On 4-lane, with a booster axle rather than a rear Tridem to get over about 134,000)
(These dimensions and weights may vary depending on routes).
*Note: Weight does not put you into superload status until approximately 200,000 pounds gross.

ESCORTS:
Width: On 4 or more lane divided highways: Over 12′ – 1 escort; over 14′ – 2 escorts; over 16′ – 4 escorts.
On 2-lane highways: Over 10’6″ to 12′ – 1 escort; over 12′ to 14’ – 2 escorts.
Length: On 4 or more lane divided highways: Over 110′ – 1 escort; over 120′ – 3 escorts plus a pivot dolly is required.
On 2-lane highways: Over 75′ to 85′ – 1 escort; over 85′ – 1 front and 2 rear.
Overhang: On 4 or more lane divided highways: Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may need 2)
On 2-lane highways: Over 10′ – 1 escort (some highways may need 2)
Height: On 4 or more lane divided highways: Over 14’11” – 1 escort with height pole
On 2-lane highways: Over 14’11” 1 escort with height pole

MISCELLANEOUS:
Blades, buckets, etc. over 14′ wide must be removed but can be hauled with the load. Smaller ones may be detached and hauled with the load, even if the load is overweight.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all loads exceeding 10’6″ wide. Flags are required on all four corners of any wide load and extremities. Over-length must be flagged, no sign requirements.