Kentucky To Iowa Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Kentucky to Iowa heavy equipment hauling. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Kentucky to Iowa transport decisions. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

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Kentucky Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Kentucky and any other state in the union. One of the biggest trucking states in the nation, Kentucky supports more than 40,000 registered freight carriers. The state is bordered by rivers on three sides, so shipping heavy equipment and goods to riverports is an important facet of the state’s freight transport plan. Kentucky’s top exports include mining and metals, agricultural products and machinery. Farmers in the state produce corn and soybeans, and raise chickens and cattle. The state is the largest beef producer east of the Mississippi. The shipment of heavy equipment for the agricultural industry is a high priority. The state is a large producer of electronics. Kentucky also is home to two international shipping hubs, UPS in Louisville and DHL in Covington. Kentucky maintains five ports, with three on the Ohio River;

  • Eddyville Riverport;
  • Henderson County Riverport;
  • Jefferson Riverport;
  • Owensboro Riverport;
  • Paducah Riverport.

What Are Kentucky's Major Cities And Roadways?

One of the smallest states in the middle section of the country, Kentucky is the 37th largest state in the union. The state is nearly 400 miles long and almost 170 miles wide. There are nearly 78,000 miles of public roadways in Kentucky. Interstates account for 750 miles of highway in the state. I-64 runs east/west across the northern portion of the state, connecting Louisville and Lexington with Indiana and West Virginia. I-75 goes north-south between Ohio and Tennessee, running through Lexington. I-24 runs diagonally from Indiana to Tennessee in the western portion of the state.

With more than 600,000 people, Louisville is the largest city the in the state. It’s about twice as large as Lexington, the second largest city. Bowling Green was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Kentucky are:

  1. Louisville;
  2. Lexington;
  3. Bowling Green;
  4. Owensboro;
  5. Covington;
  6. Richmond;
  7. Hopkinsville;
  8. Florence;
  9. Georgetown;
  10. Elizabethtown.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Kentucky?

Shipments of heavy equipment that exceed the dimensional restrictions in Kentucky must obtain oversize shipping permits to travel in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Kentucky include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Kentucky's Length Restrictions?

Kentucky has fairly permissive overall length restrictions. Many eastern states restrict the length of tractor-trailer loads to 60 feet. Kentucky allows six feet of overhang on the front bumper, and five feet of overhang on the rear bumper.

Trailer length maximums in Kentucky include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Kentucky?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Kentucky can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize shipments is permitted from a ½-hour before sunrise to a ½-hour after sunrise on weekdays. On Saturday, oversize transports must conclude by noon. Shipping oversize loads is not permitted on Sunday or major holidays. Oversize length is limited to 95 feet on two-lane roads.

If your shipment exceeds the oversize regulations in Kentucky, you must obtain a Super Load permit to travel in the state. The maximum dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Kentucky include:

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total (four-lane roads);

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Kentucky's Major Auction Houses?

Freedom Heavy Haul will ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Kentucky. Ritchie Brothers has an office in Lexington. J.J. Kane, the only other national auction house with an office in Kentucky, is located in Verona. Ford Brothers has locations in Mt. Vernon, Somerset and London.

Other prominent independent equipment auction houses in Kentucky include:

  • Bunch Brothers Auctioneers, Wingo;
  • Chuck Marshall Auction, Flemingsburg;
  • Collins Auction, Louisville;
  • Harper Equipment, Scottsville;
  • Lewis Auction, Elizabethtown;
  • Mark Maddox Auctioneer, Carlisle;
  • Northern Kentucky Auction, Independence.;
  • Wardlow Auctions, Louisville.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Kentucky?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Kentucky. United Rentals operates at nearly 10 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has around 10 stores in Kentucky. General Rental Center has offices in Frankfort and Somerset. Whayne Supply operates in Somerset and Pikeville. Herc Rentals has a store in Middletown.

Other equipment rental centers in Kentucky include:

  • B.C. Rental Center, Owensboro;
  • A Complete Rental Center, Henderson;
  • Action Rental Center, Berea;
  • Brandies Machinery, Louisville;
  • Bypass Rental Center, Winchester;
  • DC Rental, Mayfield;
  • Murray Rentals, Murray;
  • Wilson Equipment, Lexington.

Iowa Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Iowa and any other state in the union. Lots of farming means lots of farming equipment transportation in Iowa. Iowa has more than 80,000 farm operations, most in the country. John Deere also has extensive manufacturing operations in Iowa. The company produces planters, sprayers and cotton harvesters in Ankeny; articulated dump trucks, motor graders and loggers in Davenport; dozers and loaders in Dubuque; and hay and forage equipment in Ottumwa. Deere makes agricultural tractors in Waterloo. Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping any new Deere equipment from Iowa to any location in the country. Iowa has three ports, two of which are on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Burlington;
  • Port of Dubuque;
  • Port of Keokuk.

What Are Iowa's Major Cities And Roadways?

Iowa is the 26th largest state. The state is 300 miles long and 200 miles wide. Iowa maintains more than 110,00 miles of roadway, but less than 800 miles of roads in the state are interstate highways. An extensive network of state highways intersects with Iowa’s interstates to provide access to towns and cities. There are more public roadways in Iowa than there are interstate highways in the rest of the country. I-80, the state’s only east/west interstate, goes between Illinois and Nebraska, running through Des Moines. I-35 runs perpendicular to I-80 in the middle of the state, traveling between the borders with Minnesota and Missouri. I-28 also runs north/south in the western portion of the state, connecting Sioux City with Missouri.

Iowa has the 30th largest state population in the country. A little more than 3 million people live in Iowa. With more than 200,000 people, Des Moines is the most populous city in Iowa. Tiffin, a small town in eastern Iowa, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Iowa are:

  1. Des Moines;
  2. Cedar Rapids;
  3. Davenport;
  4. Sioux City;
  5. Iowa City;
  6. Waterloo;
  7. Ames;
  8. West Des Moines;
  9. Council Bluffs;
  10. Dubuque.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Iowa?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s maximum dimensions must apply for oversize permits to operate in Iowa. Oversize loads must be equipped with flashing strobe lights and warning banners on the front and back. The banners must be at least 7-feet long with lettering at least 10-inches tall.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Iowa include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Iowa's Length Restrictions?

The length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport in Iowa are similar to laws in the rest of the nation. The state allows tandem tractor-trailers up to 70 feet in length. Like motor homes, travel trailers are restricted to 45 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Iowa include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Iowa?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Iowa roadways can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. If the vehicle is less than 100-feet long, 11-feet wide and 14-feet 4-inches tall, your oversize load can travel at any hour. Otherwise, operations are restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day. Shipments that exceed oversize load maximums must travel as Super Loads.

Maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Iowa include:

Maximum Weight: 132,000 pounds on seven axles;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Iowa's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Iowa. Ritchie Brothers has offices in Des Moines and Burlington. Steffes Group and Sullivan Auctioneers, two prominent midwestern auction houses, both are located in Mt. Pleasant. Jeff Martin Auctioneers has an office in Ottumwa

Other equipment auction houses in Iowa include:

  • Carroll Machinery Auction, Carroll;
  • Dick Backes Auctioneers, Raymond;
  • Hallberg Auction Services, Ogden;
  • Hilpipre Auction, Waterloo;
  • Taylor & Martin Auctioneers, Sioux City;
  • Yoder Auction Services; Kalona.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Iowa?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Iowa. Sunbelt Rentals has four locations, including one in Des Moines and one in Cedar Rapids. United Rentals nine locations spread throughout the state. Rent-All operates a pair of equipment rental centers, in Sioux Center and Storm Lake

Other equipment rental centers in Iowa include:

  • A-1 Rental Equipment, Cedar Rapids;
  • Altorfer, Cedar Rapids;
  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux City;
  • Black Hawk Rental, Waterloo;
  • Mason City RentAll, Mason City;
  • Resource Rental Center, Council Bluffs;
  • Reuter’s Equipment, Council Bluffs;
  • Titan Machinery, Des Moines.

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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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