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When you use VeriTread’s load board for oversize loads, you get access to the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. Our patented technology gives integrated dimensions, machinery weights, direct communication with shippers, trailer and permit requirements. This creates a more predictable carrier experience by clearly identifying all of the industry secrets and insider knowledge required to efficiently transport large items.


DOT & Kentucky State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Kentucky oversize permits are valid for ten calendar days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Kentucky now allows continuous running, 24/7 including Saturday and Sunday, except for restrictions below and super loads.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No permitted 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 am – 9:00 am or 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE.  VeriTread is not a permit service nor do we answer permit and escort requirements.  States are constantly changing their rules and regulations, so always read your permits and provision sheets carefully. Due to these changes, VeriTread can not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information.  Please use the link to the state's official DOT page to verify all oversize and over dimensional permitting information with your respective state.



53′ trailer or load on Interstate and designated highways, 65′ truck and trailer other highways


5′ rear overhang on 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer and load)


8′-6″ Interstate and designated roads, 8′ on non-designated.




80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 48,000



110′ on 4-lane, 75′ on 2-lane




15′-6″ *
*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.


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


On 4 or more lane divided highways:

Length: over 120′ – three escorts.

Overhang: Over 10′ – one escort (some highways may need two)


Over 12′ – one escort
Over 14′ – may require two escorts
Over 16′ – three escorts
Height: Over 14′-11″ – one front escort with height pole

On 2-lane highways:


Over 75′ to 85′ – one escort
Over 85′ – one front and two rear escorts
Overhang: Over 10′ – one escort (some highways may need two escorts)


Over 10′-6″ to 12′ – one escort
Over 12′ to 14′ – two escorts.
Height: Over 14′-11″ – one front escort with height pole


“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.

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