West Virginia To Florida Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from West Virginia to Florida? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from West Virginia to Florida can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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West Virginia Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between West Virginia and any other state in the union. West Virginia is windy and mountainous, which makes the through transport of heavy equipment difficult to achieve. With nearly 20,000 farms though, West Virginia produces a large amount of fruits, vegetables and beef cattle. The state ranks 11th in apple production and 17th in tobacco. West Virginia is among the nation’s 20 top states for growing turkeys and broiler chickens. The state also specializes in the manufacturing of machinery, textiles and plastics. West Virginia state has nine railroads that occupy more than 2,000 miles of track. The state has nearly 700 miles of inland waterways. West Virginia operates one inland port on the Ohio River; Port of Huntington.

What Are West Virginia's Major Cities And Roadways?

West Virginia is among the ten smallest states in the union. Only 240 miles long and 130 miles wide, the state is the 41st largest by area in the country. West Virginia has nearly 40,000 miles of roadways, including almost 600 miles of interstate highway. I-81 runs north/south in the northeast corner of the state, while I-70 cuts through the northwest corner of West Virginia. I-64 travels diagonally through Charleston in the southwest portion of the state, connecting Kentucky and Virginia. I-77 runs north/south between Charleston and Ohio. I-79 runs diagonally in the state between Charleston and Morgantown.

One of the smaller states by population, West Virginia has the 38th most residents of any state in the nation. Charleston and Huntington, each with nearly 50,000 residents, are the most populous cities in West Virginia. Charles Town, a small city in northeastern part of the state, was the fastest growing city in West Virginia in 2017. The 10 largest cities in West Virginia are:

  1. Charleston;
  2. Huntington;
  3. Parkersburg;
  4. Morgantown;
  5. Wheeling;
  6. Weirton;
  7. Fairmont;
  8. Beckley;
  9. Martinsburg;
  10. Princeton.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In West Virginia?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in West Virginia. The state has lower than normal weight restrictions on axels. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weigh 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of West Virginia include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are West Virginia's Length Restrictions?

Many roads in West Virginia are tight and windy, so the state imposes fairly restrictive trailer-length regulations on county routes of 55 feet. Length is unlimited on interstate and national network highways.

Trailer length maximums in West Virginia include:

Total length: 70 feet on federal and state highways;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In West Virginia?

West Virginia oversized transport permits can be purchased from the state Department of Transportation. The state allows oversize shipments to proceed from sunrise to sunset during weekdays. Weekend transportation of oversize loads is permitted if the shipments don’t exceed 95-feet in length, 14-feet 6 inches in height or 14-feet in width. If you load exceeds only the weight limits, yet remains under 110,000 pounds, oversize travel is permitted at any time.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that West Virginia allows include:

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  determined by route;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are West Virginia's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in West Virginia. Ritchie Brothers, the national leader in heavy equipment auctions, maintains an office in Hurricane.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in West Virginia include:

  • Ball Auction, Terra Alta;
  • Don’s Auction Services, Martinton;
  • Edgar A Bohrer Auctioneer, Bunker Hill;
  • Ernie D’s Auction, Martinsburg;
  • Joe R. Pyle Auction, Shinnston;
  • Rexroad Auction Services, Bruceton Mills;
  • Wade’s Auction Services, Morgantown;
  • WV Truck & Equipment Auction, Bridgeport.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In West Virginia?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in West Virginia. United Rentals operates five locations in the West Virginia. Sunbelt Rentals has three stores in the state. Herc Rentals maintains a location in Charleston.

Other independent equipment rental centers in West Virginia include:

  • Anderson Equipment, Charleston and Pleasant Valley;
  • Boone Equipment, Turtle Creek;
  • Bosley Rentals, Cross Lake
  • Cleveland Brothers Rentals, Shinnston;
  • Leslie Equipment, Norton;
  • Rush Equipment, Beckley and St. Albans;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Marietta;
  • Walker Machinery, Parkersburg and Belle.

Florida Shipping FAQs

What Are Florida's Major Cities And Roadways?

Florida is the 22nd largest state in the country. From north to south, the state is nearly 450 miles long. Florida also is almost 330 miles long at its widest, in the north. The major north-south roadways are I-95 and I-75, both of which run from Georgia to Miami. The main east-west highways include 1-10, between Orlando and Tampa, and I-4, which travels between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

Florida continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2017, seven cities in Florida were among the 25 fastest growing towns in America (Orlando, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Lakeland, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale). The 10 largest cities in the state are:

  1. Jacksonville;
  2. Miami;
  3. Tampa;
  4. Orlando;
  5. Petersburg;
  6. Hialeah;
  7. Tallahassee;
  8. Port St. Lucie;
  9. Fort Lauderdale;
  10. Cape Coral.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Florida?

Loads that exceed any of the dimensional limits set by the state require oversize permits. Trailers weighing 3,000 pounds or more need separate brake systems to operate legally in Florida. In addition to brake lights, all trailers must have lights for the tail, the turn signal and the license plates. Trailers also are required to display reflectors and tote safety chains.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Florida include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight;

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Florida's Length Restrictions?

Regulations regarding the length of towed trailers in Florida are near the standards set by most states, except for trailer length. For 53-foot trailers, the kingpin must be set at least 41 feet from the center axel. Most states limit trailer length to less than 30 feet, but Florida allows longer trailers than most states. Travel trailers are limited to 40 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Florida include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Florida?

The Florida Department of Transportation issues permits for hauling oversized loads within the state. Oversize load transport is allowed from ½-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset during weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed during major holiday weekends. Escort vehicles are required if the load is more than 95-feet long, or more than 14-feet tall, or more than 12-feet wide.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Florida include:

Maximum Weight:  199,000 for 11 axels;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Florida's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction in Florida. The Florida Winter Auctions in March feature major heavy equipment auctions by Ritchie Brothers (Davenport), Yoder & Frey (Kissimmee), and Alex Lyons and Sons (Winter Garden). Operated in conjunction with Iron Planet, the Richie Brothers Winter auction is one of the largest heavy equipment auctions in the world.

Other equipment auction houses in Florida include:

  • J. Kane, Riviera Beach;
  • First Coast Auction, Jacksonville;
  • Garner & Associates, Bartow;
  • Graham Auction, Tequesta;
  • Insight Auctioneers, Sebring;
  • Midway Machinery and Auction, Midway;
  • Tampa Machinery Auction, Thonotosassa;
  • Weeks Auction, Ocala.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Florida?

Freedom Heavy Haul ships equipment to and from every rental center in Florida. United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals each have more than 50 locations in Florida. Compact Power Equipment also has several branches in Florida.

Other heavy equipment rental centers in Florida include:

Allstar Equipment, West Palm Beach;

Alltool Rental, Fort Lauderdale;

B&M Equipment, Jacksonville;

Beard Equipment, Tallahassee;

Briggs Equipment, Orlando;

Herc Rentals, Tampa;

Miami Tool Rental, Miami;

Sandy Andy’s, Ormond Beach.

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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

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