Kentucky 5 Axle Semi Truck Size and Weight Limits



Kentucky: 5 Axle Semi Truck

semi truck tractor trailer

Gross Weight Limits

Ruleset Jurisdiction Permit Required? Estimated Gross *
KY State Law Non-Designated Highways No 36,000 lbs
US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs

* This is an estimate as it does not include bridge and tire compliance.


Axle Weight Limits

Ruleset: KY State Law

Jurisdiction: Non-Designated Highways

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 21,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals42 - 96 in 35,700 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals42 - 96 in 35,700 lbs

Ruleset: US Federal

Jurisdiction: Interstate and Designated

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 20,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals42 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals42 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals96 - 108 in 38,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals108 - 120 in 39,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals120 - 121 in 40,000 lbs

Dimension Restrictions

Interstate and Designated
Dimension NameMinMax
Overall Height13' 6"
Overall LengthNo Limit
Overall Width8' 6"
Front OverhangNot Specified
Rear OverhangOverhang only to 53' trailer - Autos up to 4'
Semi-Trailer Length57' 0"
Semi-Trailer WheelbaseNone Specified

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