Emergency Order Regarding Suspension of Hours of Service and OW/OD Requirements

A Declaration of Emergency has been issued by Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray related to the suspension of hours of service and OW/OD requirements. View orders below:


A Regional Emergency Declaration has been issued by the FMCSA. View orders below:


Who needs an extended weight coal haul decal?

  • Haul coal or coal by-products in Kentucky.
  • The vehicle must be registered to 80,000 pounds.
  • The vehicle must have either a Kentucky commercial plate or an IRP plate.
  • Vehicles plated in any other state must submit a copy of the current vehicle registration (cab card) with the application.

How do I add, update and renew my extended weight coal haul permits/decals?

You will need to set up a Kentucky Online Gateway account before you can apply for EWD permits/decals. If you have issues registering your account, refer to the Kentucky Online Gateway FAQs.
  • Click the button below to access the Motor Carrier Portal, left click "What Can I Do?" after signing in, then left-click EWD - Extended Weight Permits/Decals.

  • If you are having issues or need assistance with the new system please see the EWD User Guide.

 Important: If the USDOT number your Extended Weight Permits/Decals are registered to is already active in Motor Carrier Portal you can log in with those credentials.

Coal Haul Reports & Extended Weight Highway System

Reports, maps, forms, and other information on the Coal Haul Highway System are available on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's website.​​​​​​​​​