Kansas Oversize Load / Pilot Car Requirements
Oversize/Overweight Special Permits Regulations

Oversize Load Permit Is Required:
Width: Over 8' 6"
Height: Over 14' 0"
Length: Semi-trailer over 59' 6"
Weight: Over 85,500 lbs. GVW (20,000 lbs. single axle or 34,000 lbs. tandem axle)

Oversize Load Times Of Movement:
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset 7 days a week (including holidays) unless noted on permit
Night movements allowed for overweight only loads
Permit Office closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Phone Numbers, Addresses and Websites:
Kansas Road Conditions: (800) 585-7623
Kansas State Police: (785) 296-6800
Oversize Permits: (785) 271-3145  Fax: (785) 296-0893
Trip Permits: (785) 271-3145
Fuel Permits: (785) 296-4458

Kansas Trucking Connection
1500 Southwest Arrowhead
Topeka, KS   66604
Office hours:  7:30am - 5pm,  M - F (CT)

Kansas DOT Website
Kansas Road Conditions
Coast 2 Coast Online Permits


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Kansas Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
Over 14′ wide on highways less than 4 lane 1 pilot car required
Superloads require 2 pilot cars
Mobile homes over 12′ 6″ wide require 2 pilot cars

Kansas Pilot Car Vehicle Requirments:
Passenger car or 2 axle truck, max width of 60″ and 1 ton capacity
Insurance required from the State in which the vehicle is licensed
"OVERSIZE LOAD" sign at least 18″ X 5′ with a minimum of 8″ black letters, with a 1 1/8″ brush stroke, on a yellow background mounted to the front or top of vehicle and visable form 500′
2 amber flashing lights at least 6″ or larger, or 1 rotating or oscillating light on top of vehicle, visable from 1000′
18″ (min) STOP/SLOW paddle sign
Eight reflective triangles or eight red burning flares
Three 18″ high orange traffic cones
Orange hard hat and orange vest or jacket
Non conductive height pole when escorting a load over 17′
First aid kit
Spare tire, tire jack & lug wrench
Minimum of 2 12″ red or orange hand held flags
A 5 lb. B,C fire extinguisher
CB or two way radio

Kansas Pilot Car Operator Requirements:
Copy of "traveling through Kansas" and maps required in vehicle
To escort Superloads within Kansas driver must be certified by:
Having obtained certification from another state and a valid drivers license allows 1 year of operation
By providing a CDL or defensive driving course (approved by the National Safety Council) driver is allowed 3 years of operation in Kansas

List of Certified Kansas Escorts
Escort Certification Application
Escort Pre Trip Checklist
Escort Post Trip Report