How do I determine if a superload is non-dividible?
Any load or vehicle exceeding the applicable dimensions or weight
limitations that, if separated into smaller loads or vehicles, would
result in having any of the following effects:
- Compromises the intended use of the vehicle
- Destroys the value of the load or vehicle
- Requires one person more than eight work hours or two
persons four hours to dismantle, using appropriate equipment
measurements taken to determine the external bridge of my combination?
The external spacing of all combinations
shall be determined by measuring the distance between the center of the
steering axle and the center of the last axle of the combination. Use
this information, along with the appropriate weight table located in the
manual, "Truckn' Through Kansas" to determine the maximum
permissible gross weight for your combination or visit the
get any extra weight based upon the width of my axles?
Only on permitted loads. Wider axles get additional weight - 500 pounds
per foot in width to a maximum width of 10 feet.
See the following tables for further information:
there anything special the mover needs to know about moving
- Drivers transporting superloads shall have in their
possession, at all times, a copy of the bridge memorandum and the valid
superload permit authorizing the move. The movement of the superload is
not authorized unless the driver has both of these documents
- The driver of the vehicle shall comply with all
restrictions noted on the permit and the attached bridge memorandum
- Superloads shall be accompanied, front and rear, by
Kansas certified escorts
- The transporting vehicle shall be the only vehicle on
For technical questions regarding
the bridge analysis of superloads contact the Kansas Department of
Transportation, Bureau of Design at 785-296-4434.