Kentucky Weigh Station & DOT Information
Total Weigh Stations & Truck Scales: 17
All trucks and commercial vehicles must weigh at Kentucky weigh stations when they are open. There is no minimum weight requirement. All trucks means all trucks- tractor trailer trucks, certainly, but also any smaller trucks. Any rental truck or pickup truck pulling a trailer is required to enter an open Kentucky weigh station.
Kentucky is home to the Mid-America Truck Show- also known as the Louisville Truck Show. 2006 was the 35th anniversary of the event. More than 80,000 people attended the show and there were more than 1,100 exhibits. This year’s Mid-America Truck Show was held March 22-24, 2007. It was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Truck parking was available (for the day and overnight). For information on the show, please visit their website at www.truckingshow.com.
Exhibitors at the Louisville Truck Show include many trucking companies, on board weighing systems, tire and wheel manufacturers, chrome shops, trucking magazines and newspapers, trucking associations, truck lighting retailers, custom sleeper manufacturers, repair shops, truck accessory retailers, truck insurance providers, many radio personalities, and all kinds of products to make life on the road easier, and more fun and cost effective!
The truck show also has a show truck contest called the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Contest, but better known as the Stars and Stripes event. 2007 marked the 7th year of the Stars and Stripes event. More than 100 trucks compete in 20 different categories.
Each year, the Mid-America truck show features live entertainment from various artists. In the past, performers such as The Beach Boys, Alabama, the Credence Clearwater Band, Kid Rock, Sawyer Brown, and Nickelback have performed free concerts for those attending the truck show.
In addition to trucking shows, Kentucky is famous for horses.
Just outside Lexington is a 1,200 acre park- the Kentucky Horse Park. The park is dedicated to horses- it’s a theme park in that sense. There is a memorial to Man o’ War, the American Saddlebred Museum (the only breed native to Kentucky), and the International Museum of the Horse- featuring the history of the horse from ancient times to today. The horse park boasts almost 50 different breeds of horses. They have a horse-drawn trolley that you can ride for a tour of the park. They also offer horse back riding and pony rides. For more information on the Kentucky Horse Park, call 859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813.
In addition to horses, Kentucky is famous for Corvettes.
The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at 350 Corvette Drive. It’s right down the street from the factory. People buying a new Corvette can arrange to pick their new Corvette up right at the museum and drive it home themselves (or trailer it). The museum holds many raffles on Corvettes.
There is definitely truck access to the museum but actual parking is limited. There is no nearby truck parking so if you’re planning a visit, you may want to call ahead. The number is 800-53-VETTE. They are located off exit 28 on I 65.
The Kentucky fuel tax rate is $0.0155. This is a variable rate. The Kentucky fuel tax rate includes a $0.05 per gallon supplemental highway user tax.
If you have lost or misplaced a traffic citation you received in Kentucky, there are a few things you need to know. The Kentucky State Police does not maintain a database on traffic citations issued. In order to located the information, you may attempt either of the following two alternatives:
A) If you know the county you were in when you received the traffic citation, you may contact the Circuit Clerk of the county for further information regarding your traffic citation.
B) If you are unsure of the county, you must contact the Administrative Office of the Court. They may be contacted during business hours at 502-573-2350.
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Important Phone Numbers:
State Police: 502-695-6300
Road Conditions: 866-737-3767
Kentucky Motor Transport Association: 502-227-0848
|Weigh Station Name||Highway / Route||Mile||Truck Scale Location|
|Post 1||I 24 – eb||36||Lyon County|
|Post 1||I 24 – wb||36||Lyon County|
|Post 1A||RT 51||0||Fulton|
|Post 1B||RT 62||4||Wickliffe|
|Post 2 (Franklin)||I 65 – nb||4||Simpson County (near TN border)|
|Post 3 (Elizabethtown)||I 65 – nb||89.5||Hardin County (At the junction of I 65 and the Western Kentucky Parkway)|
|Post 3 (Elizabethtown)||I 65 – sb||89.5||Hardin County (At the junction of I 65 and the Western Kentucky Parkway)|
|Post 4||I 64 – eb||38.5||Shelby County|
|Post 4||I 64 – wb||38.5||Shelby County|
|Post 5||I 75 – nb||130.5||Scott County (north of Lexington)|
|Post 6||I 64 – eb||148||Rowan County|
|Post 6||I 64 – wb||148||Rowan County|
|Post 7||I 75 – nb||33.5||Laurel County|
|Post 7||I 75 – sb||34||Laurel County|
|Post 8||RT 41||21||Henderson|
|Post 9 (Walton)||I 71 – sb||75||Boone County (at the I 71/I 75 split)|
|Post 9B (Verona)||I 75 – sb||168||Kenton County (Crittenden)|