Intrastate 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 do NOT need a US DOT#. Must follow safety requirements.
Over 26,000 lbs. (CLW)
​Will require a US DOT#(displayed) and Kentucky Intrastate fuel Tax (KIT)​ license.
Farm plated vehicles need a US DOT# only.​
60,000 lbs. and over (CLW)
​Will require a US DOT#(displayed), Kentucky Intrastate fuel Tax (KIT) License and Kentucky Highway Use mileage tax (KYU) license.
Farm plated vehicles need a US DOT# only.​
Over 80,000 lbs.(CLW)
​Will require a US DOT#(displayed), Kentucky Intrastate fuel Tax (KIT) license and Kentucky Highway Use mileage tax (KYU) license. Also requires an Overweight Permit. Farm plated vehicles need a US DOT#​ only.
Please visit the Overweight/Overdimensional​ web page for more information.​
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?
  
Response
Two
​Kentucky Intrastate Tax License (KIT)​ required if greater than 26,000 lbs.​
Three or more
*​Based in Kentucky:
Kentucky Intrastate Tax License (KIT) required regardless of weight.​

*Based outside Kentucky moving loads in Kentucky only:
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) required regardless of weight. International Registration Plan (IRP Apportioned Plates)​ required regardless of weight.
Temporary Permits may be purchased (in person only) with proof of insurance.

*BASE STATE - Jurisdiction where the registrant has an "ESTABLISHED PLACE OF BUSINESS", where mileage is accrued by the fleet and where operational records are maintained or can be made available for audit.​
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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.

  
Response
Private
​No other requirements.​
For Hire
​Intrastate For Hire Certificate required if hauling commodities for hire within the state of Kentucky.
All Intrastate carriers must have their insurance company file a Form E (Public Liability Certificate) with this office.​
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