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

For All State Regulations, See:

Kentucky Oversize / Overweight Regulations

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Travel is permitted 24/7 in Kentucky unless specified otherwise on the permit. 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 Monday through Friday in Boone, Campbell, Fayette, Jefferson, and Kenton Counties.

However, this DOES NOT APPLY for mobile homes. Mobile homes are allowed daylight hours only Monday through Saturday with no travel permitted on Sunday. 

"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

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'

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