Missouri To Kentucky Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Missouri to Kentucky? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Missouri to Kentucky can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Missouri Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Missouri and any other state in the union. Missouri has the second largest number of farms in the country. With nearly 100,000 agricultural operations in the state, shipping heavy farm equipment is big business in Missouri. Each farm averages about 270 acres. The state ranks second in the nation behind Texas in beef cattle production, fourth in the country in rice production and fifth in the country in the number of turkeys produced each year. More than 5 million acres of soybeans are planted in Missouri each year. Since Missouri is within 500 miles of seven of the largest transportation hubs in the country, the state is a trucking stalwart. More than 12,000 trucking companies are headquartered in the state. Missouri operates three ports, with two on the Mississippi River;

  • New Madrid County Port;
  • Port of Kansas City;
  • Port of St. Louis.

What Are Missouri's Major Cities And Roadways?

Missouri is the 21st biggest in the country in terms of acreage. Missouri is about 300 miles long and nearly 240 miles wide. The state has more than 230,000 miles of roadway, which is the sixth greatest amount in the nation. Interstate highways account for nearly 2,300 miles of highway in the state. I-70 links the states two largest cities, Kansas City and St. Louis, by running east/west between Kansas and Illinois. I-44 goes diagonally between St. Louis and the Kansas border in the southwest corner of the state. I-29 and I-30 both run north/south between Kansas City and Iowa. I-53 goes north/south between St. Louis and Arkansas.

Missouri has the 18th most people of any state in the country. With more than 450,000 people, Kansas City is the largest city in the state by population. St. Louis has nearly 320,000 people. Wentzville, a town northwest of St. Louis, has been the fastest growing city in Missouri over the past decade. The 10 largest cities in Missouri are:

  1. Kansas City;
  2. Louis;
  3. Springfield;
  4. Independence;
  5. Columbia;
  6. Lee’s Summit;
  7. O’Fallon;
  8. Joseph;
  9. Charles;
  10. Peters.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Missouri?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Missouri. Single axles are restricted to 20,000 pounds each. Tandem axels can weight a maximum of 46,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Missouri include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Missouri's Length Restrictions?

Missouri’s length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport are fairly lenient compared with most states’ rules. Many states restrict combination trailers to less than 70 feet. Loads more than 90-feet long require an escort vehicle.

Trailer length maximums in Missouri include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length:  60 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Missouri?

Oversize permits to ship heavy equipment in Missouri are available from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset every day of the week. Weekend travel is restricted for loads greater than 14-feet in width. Travel with oversize loads during morning and evening rush hours in major cities, including St. Louis, is restricted.

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

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Missouri's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Missouri. Ritchie Brothers, the nationwide leader in heavy equipment auctions, maintains a location in Odessa. J.J. Kane has an office in Wright City.

Wheeler Auctions has locations in Paris and Vandalia. The most prominent equipment auction houses in Missouri include:

  • BCL Auction, St. Louis;
  • B&S Equipment Auction, Galatin;
  • Clines Equipment, Crane;
  • Cook Auction, Clinton;
  • DeWitt Auction, Sykeston;
  • Diamond S Auction, Bolivar;
  • Foreman Auction, Springfield;
  • Taylor Auction, Brashear.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Missouri?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Missouri. United Rentals operates more than 12 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has nearly a dozen stores in Missouri. Herc Rentals is in St. Louis and Springfield.

KC Bobcat has stores in Blue Springs and Platte City. Luby Equipment has multiple locations in the state. Other independent equipment rental centers in Missouri include:

  • Bobcat of Columbia, Amite City;
  • Bobcat of Springfield, Alexandria;
  • Foley Equipment, Kansas City and St. Joseph;
  • Heavy Equipment Resources, St. Charles;
  • Kirby Smith, St. Louis;
  • Murphy Tractor, Springfield;
  • Superior Rents, Springfield;
  • Wiese USA, Kansas City.

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.

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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Contact us right away

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