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Kentucky State Trucking Permit Requirements

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Kentucky Legal Load Dimensions

Length: 65’ (53’ trailer)

Overhang: Less than 5’ in either the front or rear.

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” tall maximum.

Kentucky Oversize Load Permit Requirements

Length: 95’ on 2 lanes or 110’ on 4 lanes.

Overhang: less than 25’ off of the front or rear.

Weight: 96,000 on 5 axles., 24,000 single., 120,000 on 6 axles., 160,000 on 7 axles.

Width: 14’ wide maximum.

Height: 15’ in tall maximum.

How to Apply for Trucking Permits in Kentucky

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
: 502-564-7150
Fax: 502-564-0992
Permit is valid for 10 days – basic fee is $60

Kentucky State Trucking Information Website

Kentucky Pilot Car and Escort Vehicle Requirements


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.


2 lanes over 75’ requires 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.

Kentucky Travel Restrictions

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

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Oversize Load Regulations by State

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Our Process


Get Started

Your dedicated transport agent provides you with an all-inclusive quote tailored to fit your needs. We pull the permits, handle route surveys, find the best driver, and more.


Driver Dispatch

Once everything is in place, a driver is dispatched to pick up your heavy equipment. Your equipment is safely loaded and secured before setting off.


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Your dedicated agent is available throughout the entire journey to answer any questions you may have. Your oversize load is delivered safely and on time. Get your transport quote now!