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State Police : (502) 782-1800

OD Permits : (502) 564-1257

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Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000

Operating time : Kentucky now allows continuous running, 24/7 including Saturday and Sunday, except for restrictions below and superloads.

No overweight/overdimensional loads allowed to travel in Boone, Kenton or Campbell Counties (greater Cincinnati area, Jefferson County (greater Louisville), Fayette County (greater Lexington) or at Owensboro KY 2155 Bridge (between KY and IN) from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Weights : 5 Axles – 96,000 6 Axles – 120,000 (6 axles, 7 axles on 2-lane) 7 Axles – 134,000 - 140,000* (*On 4- lane, with a booster axle rather than a rear Tri Axle to get over about 134,000) Single – 24,000 Tandem – 45,000/5 axles; 48,000/6 or more Tri Axle– 60,000 Quad – 80,000 (These  weights may vary depending on routes).Weight does not put you into super load status until around 300,000 pounds gross.

Size : Width: 16' Height: 15'6" *See note below Length: 110'.  (These dimensions  may vary depending on routes). Note: Loads over 15'6" high are not permitted to travel through Kentucky. Delivery of such a load into Kentucky may be allowed on a one-time basis if the carrier can find safe routes for it. However, they usually will not allow it.

Escorts : On 4 or more lane divided highways: Width: Over 12' – 1 escort; over 14' – 2 escorts; over 16' – 3 escorts.. Length: Over 110' – 1 escort; over 120' – 3 escorts. Overhang: Over 10' – 1 escort (some highways may need 2) Height: Over 14’11” 1 front w/height pole.

On 2-lane highways: Width: Over 10'6" to 12' – 1 escort; over 12' to 14’ – 2 escorts. Length: Over 75' to 85' – 1 escort; over 85' – 1 front and 2 rear. Overhang: Over 10' – 1 escort (some highways may need 2) Height: Over 14’11” 1 front w/height pole.

Signs :  "Oversize Load" signs are required for all loads exceeding 10'6" wide. Flags are required on all four corners of any wide load and extremities. Over-length must be flagged, no sign requirements.

General : Permits valid for ten calendar days. Must have permit prior to entering the state. Blades, buckets, etc. over 14' wide must be removed but can be hauled with the load. Smaller ones may be detached and hauled with the load, even if the load is overweight.