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2022 Kentucky State Shipping Regulations

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2022 Kentucky State Shipping Regulations, Limitations, Rules, and Laws For Oversize and Overweight Loads Over the Roads and Highways in the State

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Legal Load Limits in Kentucky

The following are the legal load weight and dimensions limits in Kentucky.

  • Length: 65’ (53’ trailer)
  • Overhang: Less than 5’
  • Weight: GVW on 5 or more axles 80,000
  • Width: 8’6” on interstates and other designated highways 8’ on non-designated highways
  • Height: 13’6”

Routine Oversize/Weight Trucking Permits in Kentucky

The following are the legal load weight and dimensions limits for permits in Kentucky.

  • Length: 95’ on 2 lanes or 110’ on 4 lanes
  • Overhang: less than 25’
  • Weight: 96,000 on 5 axles., 24,000 single., 120,000 on 6 axles., 160,000 on 7 axles.
  • Width: 14’
  • Height: 15’

Pilot Car / Escort Car Requirements in Kentucky

  • Width: 2 lanes over 10’6” requires 1 front escort or pilot vehicle. 2 lanes over 12’ requires 1 front escort or pilot vehicle and 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.  4 lanes over 12’ requires 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.
  • Length: 2 lanes over 75’ require 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.  2 lanes over 85’ requires 1 front and 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.  4 lanes over 110’ requires 1 rear escort or pilot vehicle.

Travel Restrictions for Oversize/Overweight Shipments in Kentucky

Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset Monday through Friday and Saturday until noon.

How to Apply for Trucking Permits in Kentucky

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Phone: 502-564-7150
A permit is valid for 10 days – the basic fee is $60

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