Kentucky To West Virginia Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Kentucky to West Virginia. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Kentucky to West Virginia, we can provide everything you need. It’s important that your heavy equipment haul transport is successful. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have year of experience with arranging heavy equipment transports. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

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.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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