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 2, 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

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.