Interstate Carrier
What is your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Combined License Weight (CLW)​​?​​​
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single motor vehicle.
 
Combined License Weight (CLW) : 
Per KRS 138.655 Subsection (14).
"Combined licensed weight" shall mean the greater of:
(a) The declared combined maximum gross weight of the vehicle and any towed unit for registration purposes for the current registration period; or
(b) The highest actual combined gross weight of the vehicle and any towed unit when operated on the public highways of the state during the current registration
  
Response
Less than 10,001 lbs. (GVWR)
US DOT # not required.​
10,001 to 26,000 lbs. (GVWR)
​US DOT# required and must be displayed.
Farm plated vehicles need a US DOT# and must be displayed.
UC​R​ - Unified Carrier Registration Required.​
Over 26,000 lbs. (CLW)
Will require a US DOT#(displayed), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFT​A) license and International Registration Plan (IRP Appo​rtioned Plates)​
Farm plated vehicles need US DOT# and may need IFTA​.
UCR​ - Unified Carrier Registration Required.​
60,000 lbs. and over (CLW)
​Will require a US DOT#(displayed), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license, Kentucky Highway Use milage tax (KYU) license and International Registration Plan (IRP Apportioned Plates)​
Farm plated vehicles need US DOT#(displayed) and may need IFTA​.
UCR​ - Unified Carrier Registration Required.​
Over 80,000 lbs.(CLW)
​Will require a US DOT#(displayed), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license, Kentucky Highway Use mileage tax (KYU) license and International Registration Plan (IRP Apportioned Plates). Also requires an Overweight Permit. Farm plated vehicles need a US DOT# and may need IFTA​. May also require an overweight permit in other states. Please contact each state for requirements.
Please visit the Overweight/Overdimensional web page for more information.
UCR​ - Unified Carrier Registration Required.​
Size and Height?
Trailer greater than 53 feet in length and 102 inches in width?
Height greater than 13 feet 6 inches?
If yes to any one of these please visit the Overweight/Overdimensional web page for more information.
Farm plated vehicles are not exempt from width and height restrictions.​​​

How Many Axles on Power Unit?​
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Response
Two
​International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)​ required if greater than 26,000 lbs.
Three or more
​International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) required regardless of weight. International Registration Plan (IRP Apportioned Plates)​ required regardless of weight. Temporary Permits may be purchased by calling 502-564-4127.​

Are you a Private or For Hire Carrier?​


​​​​Private Carrier: Transports personal goods or property and is not for-hire.

 

For-Hire Carrier: Transports goods or passengers for payment.

*Exempt Commodities: Logs, produce, live stock, grain, feed, hay, etc.

*Regulated Goods: Anything that is not exempt.

*With regards to Exempt Commodities & Regulated Goods please contact the Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMCSA) at 800-832-5660 or 202-385-2424 for verification.

  
Response
Private
​No other requirements.​
For Hire
​Exempt Commodities:
Exempt Carriers are required to obtain an Exempt Certificate and have your insurance company file a Form E (Public Liability Certificate) with this office. Contact each state in which you are operating to obtain Exempt Permits.

Regulated Goods:
Carriers of regulated commodities must obtain a Motor Carrier number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You may apply on the internet at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/online-registration/onlineregdescription.htm​, or you may call to receive an application at 800-832-5660 or 202-385-2424. NOTE: You will be required to file a BMC91X (Public Liability Certificate) from your insurance company with the FMCSA. A BMC91X does not need to be filed with Kentucky.
After you receive ICC Authority you will need UCR - Unified Carrier Registration Required.
ICC Authorized Carriers do not need Exempt Certificates.​
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