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Oversize Overweight OS/OW Superload
53' trailer length,
8'6" wide, and
13'6" high
80,000 lbs.
Exceeding legal
weight and dimension
125' long,
16' wide,
15'6" high, and
250,000 lbs.
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
Flat Fee
Single Trip =
$60.00 +
additional fees for
bridge analysis if
When Escorts are needed: # of Escorts:
On 2 Lane Highways
Width over 10'6" to 12' 1 front
Width over 12' to 14' 2 (front and rear)
Length over 75' 1
Length over 85' 2
Length over 120' 3
Height 14'11" Requires a height pole
On 4 or more Lane Divided Highway
Width over 12' 1 rear
Width over 14' 2 (front and rear)
Width over 16' 4 (2front and 2 rear)
Length Over 110' 1 rear
Length over 120' 3 (front and 2 rear) plus a pivot/steerable dolly is required
Height over 14'11" Requires a height pole
Overhang over 10' 1 (rear)
On some highways where conditions
dictate the need
2 (front and rear)

Holiday Restrictions -

There is no longer a ôHolidayö restriction in effect for Kentucky. All loads must continue to abide by standard weekend restrictions and operating hours.

Overhang Requirements:

Maximum legal overhang allowed is 3' (three feet) front and 4' (four feet) rear.
Overhang exceeding these dimensions will require a over length permit.

Police Escorts:

Commercial vehicle enforcement division - $54.00 per hour - $0.47 per mile. Charges may vary slightly upon review, by D.O.T., if load  is determined to be a Superload.

Permits Valid For:

Single Trip Permits are valid for ten (10) calendar days.

Operating Time

Permitted loads may travel twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week except from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the following counties:  Jefferson County, Boone County, Kenton County, Campbell County and Fayette County.  The bridge at Owensboro is also restricted from the above travel times.

Weekend Travel

Permitted loads are allowed travel on the weekends.  Travel is restricted on weekend for Super-loads.

Divisible Loads

Permitted loads must be broken down to the lowest possible dimensions.


Blades, buckets, etc. that are over 14' wide must be removed, but can be hauled on the same trailer as the main unit.

Restricted Travel

Travel is limited to 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the following counties:  Jefferson County, Boone County, Campbell County, Fayette County, Kenton County and the 431 Bridge at Owensboro between KY and IN.  Vehicles not delivering into Cincinnati area must use I-275 to enter Ohio.

Holiday Restrictions

Kentucky no longer has a Holiday restriction unless it is a Super-load or a house move.

Spring Weight Restrictions

There are no Seasonal Weight Restrictions for the state of Kentucky.

Superload Requirements

Loads or vehicles that are 125' long, 16' wide, 15'6ö high, and 250,000 lbs. or more are considered Super-loads.  Super-load applications require drawings including axle spacing, and axle weights as well as a Route Survey.  Applications for Super-load shipments should be allowed between ten (10) and twelve (12) business days for processing, and approval.

Depending on Routes, all loads weighing over 200,000 lbs. and up will be considered for a bridge analysis, loaded or empty.  All trailers with trunion axles will automatically be submitted for bridge analysis.