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Fines for oversize violations in Kentucky.

  • Violating the weight provisions specified in KRS 189.212, 189.221, 189.222, 189.226, 189.230, or 189.270 incurs a fine of two cents ($0.02) per pound for each pound of excess load, when the excess is up to five thousand (5,000) pounds.

  • If the excess load exceeds five thousand (5,000) pounds, the fine remains at two cents ($0.02) per pound for each pound of excess load, with a minimum fine of one hundred dollars ($100) and a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).

  • Violation of KRS 189.950 results in a fine ranging from one hundred dollars ($100) to one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment in the county jail for up to thirty (30) days, or both.


< 5,000 lbs

5,000 lbs >



$.02 per pound for each pound excess

$.02 per pound ( $ 100.00 - $ 500.00 )

Escort vehicle requirements can vary widely from state to state, encompassing mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, mandatory signage, flags, lighting specifications, essential onboard equipment, and other factors. The SafeGuard team is well-equipped to furnish you with comprehensive information on any additional requirements specific to your designated route.



Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Motor Carriers
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
PHONE: (502) 564-1257 | (502) 564-7150

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