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Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Ohio and any other state in the union. In addition to a large agricultural workforce, Ohio has more than 20,000 people employed in the construction industry. As the population of the state expands, transportation of heavy equipment in Ohio is on the rise. Ohio has the third largest manufacturing workforce in the country, trailing only California and Texas. The state also is the largest manufacturer of plastics, fabricated metals, electrical equipment and appliances in the nation. Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants in the country. Ohio operates eight ports, seven of which serve Lake Erie:

  • Port of Ashtabula;
  • Port of Cincinnati;
  • Port of Cleveland;
  • Port of Fairport;
  • Port of Huron;
  • Port of Loraine;
  • Port of Sandusky;
  • Port of Toledo.

What Are Ohio's Major Cities And Roadways?

Measuring 220 miles by 220 miles, Ohio is a near-perfect square. It’s the 34th most populous state, but accounts for more than Ohio has more than 110,000 miles of roadways. The state has more than 4,000 miles of interstate highways, fourth in the nation. The major east/west interstates in Ohio include I-80, which runs across the top of the state, and I-70, which goes through Columbus in the middle of the state. I-77 runs north/south in the eastern part of Ohio, while I-79 goes north/south in the western portion of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Columbus is the city with the largest population in Ohio. The capital city is almost twice as large as the second-biggest city in the state, Cleveland. Interestingly, Columbus also is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Ohio are:

  1. Columbus;
  2. Cleveland;
  3. Cincinnati;
  4. Toledo;
  5. Akron;
  6. Dayton;
  7. Parma;
  8. Canton;
  9. Youngstown;
  10. Loraine.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Ohio?

Heavy loads that exceed the state’s limits for weight, height, width or length must apply for permits to travel on roads in Ohio. Farm Equipment Permits, which allow unlimited movement of farm machinery between farms and dealers, are available. Width is limited to 14 feet for Farm Equipment permits.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Ohio include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Ohio's Length Restrictions?

As part of the northeastern transportation corridor, Ohio allows tractor-trailers to be longer than most states. In Ohio, 75-foot combination trailers are permitted to operate. Loads that are more than 90-feet long require escort vehicles. Length restrictions on trailers and motor homes are on par with rules in the rest of the country.

Trailer length maximums in Ohio include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Ohio?

Oversize transport permits in Indiana are issued by the Department of Transportation. The shipping of oversize loads is permitted from ½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset, Monday through Saturday. No oversize transports are allowed on major holidays, including Easter Friday and the entire weekend.

Oversize loads that are 10-feet in width or more, or exceed length limits, require 7-foot wide signs with 18-inch letters posted in the front and back. The maximum allowable limits for oversized loads in Ohio are:

Maximum Weight:  120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 160 feet total;

Maximum Height: 14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet.

What Are Ohio's Major Auction Houses?

Contact Freedom Heavy Hail to haul your heavy equipment to or from any equipment auction house in Ohio. Ritchie Brothers is located in South Vienna, a suburb of Springfield. Yoder & Frey maintains multiple offices in Ohio. The national firm holds farm-machinery auctions in Archbold. Alex Lyons & Sons also has a location in Delaware.

Other prominent equipment auction houses in Ohio include:

  • Ben Higgins Auctioneers, Marion;
  • Buddy Barton Auction, Beachwood;
  • Chalker’s Auctions, Southington;
  • Cincinnati Industrial Auctions, Cincinnati;
  • Dunn Deal Auctions, Stoutsville;
  • Myron Bowling Auctions, Fairfield;
  • Thompson Auctioneers, Fairborn;
  • Tri Green Interstate Equipment, London.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Ohio?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any equipment rental center in Ohio. National leader United Rentals maintains around 10 rental locations in Ohio, including a trench-safety office in Fairfield. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals, which has locations inside Lowe’s stores, has nearly a dozen offices in Ohio.   

Ohio CAT Rentals operates nearly a half dozen offices in Ohio. Southeastern Equipment also runs a handful of equipment rental stores it the state. Other major equipment rental centers in Ohio include:

  • American Rental Center, Akron;
  • Construction Equipment and Supplies, Sandusky;
  • Goss Rental Center, Zanesville;
  • Hamilton Rental Center, Hamilton;
  • Madison Rental Center, Madison;
  • Saving Rental Center, Logan.

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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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.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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