Overweight Overdimensional Vehicles
ATTENTION Overweight/Overdimensional carriers. - Route survey required with all loads over 15' 6".



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On interstate and major highway systems there are no overall length restrictions, however, on these highways the trailer is limited to 53 feet in length by 8 feet 6 inches in width.

On all other state highways the legal dimensions for truck and trailer are 65 feet in length and 8 feet in width. Overall height is limited to 13 feet 6 inches on all highways. Legal gross weight for 5 or more axles is up to 80,000 lbs.
Carriers with nondivisible loads exceeding these dimensions are required to purchase an overweight/overdimensional permit. If you have questions regarding these dimensions or want to purchase this permit, please call 502-564-1257. You may also inquire about an Industrial Haul Permit at this number or contact the district in which you anticipate hauling.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations

Holiday Travel
There is no longer a "holiday" restriction in Kentucky unless it is a Superload or a House move.
County Restrictions
All permitted loads are restricted to the following counties 7am to 9am or 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday:
  • Boone
  • Campbell
  • *Fayette
  • Jefferson
  • Kenton

* An overweight or overdimensional load originating in Fayette County shall be exempt from traffic rush hour restrictions on Interstate 64 and Interstate 75 in Fayette County and on connecting routes to both interstates up to a distance of three (3) miles from the interstates.

No travel is allowed on the 2155/2262 bridge in Owensboro.

Travel Time
Travel in Kentucky is allowed 24-7 unless specified otherwise on permit. However, this DOES NOT APPLY for mobile homes. Mobile homes are allowed daylight hours only Monday through Saturday with no travel permitted on Sunday. Effective March 18, 2005 due to HB 309.
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Contact Information Contact Info
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Phone: (502) 564-1257
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