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Kentucky DOT Regulations for Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights, Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Travel is permitted 24/7 in Kentucky, and there are NO holiday travel restrictions. Travel is restricted between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Boone, Campbell, Fayette, Jefferson, and Kenton Counties.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

An "OVERSIZE LOAD" warning sign is required on the front and back of all oversize loads. Size: 6' to 8' wide Letters 18" high, 1.4" brushstroke with Background: yellow background.   A warning sign shall be displayed at the: 1. Front of the power unit;  2. Rear of the towed unit; or 3. Rear of the load.

Flag Requirements

All Oversize Loads: All flags shall be 18" square clean bright red flags on all four corners of the extremities of other over width objects, and at the extreme ends of all protrusions, projections, or overhangs.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

A front overhang of 10' or more requires an amber strobe or flashing light.

Source of Information:

Kentucky Administrative Regulations ​ 601 KAR 1:018 - Special Overweight or Over-Dimensional motor vehicle load permits

https://drive.ky.gov/motor-carriers/Pages/OWOD-Services.aspx

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Kentucky?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6" (8' local roads) Height: 13' 6"' Motor Truck: 45' Trailers: 53' Truck-trailer Combination: 65' Legal Overhang:, Rear5' WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Tridem: 48,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000

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