Do You Need a Kentucky Trucking Permit?

DOT Office

200 Metro Street
Frankfort, KY 40622

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time



External Website

Permit Validity

10 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Kentucky does not restrict any holidays unless otherwise noted on the permit.

All permitted loads are restricted to the following counties 7 AM to 9 AM or 4 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday:

  • Boone
  • Campbell
  • Fayette
  • Jefferson
  • Kenton
  • Bridges

No travel is allowed on the 431 Bridge in Owensboro.

Widths over 12’ wide may not travel while wind speeds exceed 25 mph.

Operating Time

Most permitted loads may travel 24/7, Mobile homes are allowed daylight hours only Monday through Saturday with no travel permitted on Sunday

Weekend Travel

No travel allowed on Saturday or Sunday for mobile homes

Holiday Travel

Date Status Restrictions
3/30 CLOSED Travel allowed with a valid permit.

Transportation Requirements


Anything over Routine Issue dimensions requires special approval by the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

Oversized Load signs required for any overweight or oversize load.


18” red or orange flags are required at the widest part of all overwidth loads and the rear of all overlength loads.


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.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 24,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - 5 Axles 45,000 lbs.
Tandem Group - 6 Axles of More 48,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 60,000 lbs.
Quad Group 80,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 96,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 6 Axles 120,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 7 Axles 160,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Height Must Clear All Heights On Route
Length 95' On 2-Lane Road, 125' On 4-Lane Road
Overhang 1/3 The Length Of The Load

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 12' 2 (Front & Rear) on 2-Lane Highways and 1 Rear on Multi-lane Highways
Width Over 14' 2 (Front & Rear) on All Highways
Width Over 16' 4 (2 Front & 2 Rear) on All Highways
Height over 14'11" 1 Front with Height Pole
Length Over 75' 1 Front on 2-Lane Highways
Length Over 85' 2 (Front & Rear) on 2-Lane Highways
Length Over 110' 1 Rear on Multi-lane Highways
Length Over 120' 3 (1 Front & 2 Rear) on All Highways
Overhang Over 10' 1 Rear

*A pivot/steerable dolly is required.

We are committed to providing expert-level guidance to truckers, transport agencies, and those seeking to secure their permits. It is our mission to keep you both safe and legal as you haul your loads. We pride ourselves on being fast and affordable. Let us support your fleet and learn what it means to work with America's most liked permit agency.

Donald Beeman, President Donald Beeman, President

Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 33 Knoxville, TN 37919

Call (888) 963-0830

Fax (865) 963-0831

Email [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST