Alabama To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Alabama to Illinois? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Alabama to Illinois 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.

The key to success is 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. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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Alabama Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Alabama and any state in the union. Alabama is one of the nation’s leading farming states. The state has more than 40,000 farms, which average about 200 acres each. More than two-thirds of Alabama’s farming output is meat related. Poultry, beef cattle and cotton are the state’s main agricultural exports. Alabama is one of the leading producers of farm-raised catfish in the country. With so many agricultural endeavors, the state has a great need for shipping heavy farming equipment. Alabama also has the nation’s third largest supply of timber, behind only Georgia and Oregon. That leaves plenty of opportunity to transport heavy logging equipment into and out of the state. Alabama has six ports, with one on the Gulf of Mexico and three on the Tennessee River; Port of Birmingham; Port of Florence; Port of Guntersville; Port of Mobile; Port of Montgomery; Port of Tuscaloosa.

What Are Alabama's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the US by area. It’s nearly 330 miles long and almost 200 miles wide. The state operates and maintains more than 100,000 miles of public roadways. Alabama has more than 1,300 miles of interstate highways. I-10 crosses through Mobile as it runs east/west between Florida and Mississippi in the southern tip of the state. Two interstate combinations – I-20/59 and I-85/65 – slice diagonally between the northwest and southwest sections of the state. I-65 also runs north/south between Montgomery and the Arkansas state line.

Each of the three largest cities in the state – Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile have around 200,000 residents. The fastest growing cities in Alabama in 2017 were Fairhope and Daphne, two small towns on the eastern side of Mobile Bay. The 10 largest cities in Alabama are:

  1. Birmingham;
  2. Montgomery;
  3. Mobile;
  4. Huntsville;
  5. Tuscaloosa;
  6. Hoover;
  7. Dothan;
  8. Auburn;
  9. Decatur;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alabama?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensions allowed by Alabama law must apply for oversize transport permits to travel in the state. In Alabama, bulldozer blades more than 12-feet wide must be detached from the equipment during transport.

The maximum dimensions in Alabama include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alabama's Length Restrictions?

Alabama has one of most lenient total length laws in the country. Most states limit total length to less than 70 feet. The allowable length for a semi-trailer also is among the least restrictive in the nation. Twin trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches in length.

The maximum length regulations in Alabama include:

Total length: 85 feet;

Trailer length: 57 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alabama?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Alabama are available from the state Department of Transportation. The transportation of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset from Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed to travel during Sunday or major holidays. Shipments more 120 feet long are restricted from travel between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Oversize loads that exceed state regulations must apply for Super Load permits to travel in the Alabama. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Alabama include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Alabama's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alabama.

Other prominent auction houses in Alabama include:

  • American Auctioneers, Center;
  • Burton Farm & Construction, Newton;
  • Cowin Equipment, Birmingham;
  • Horton Auction, Toney;
  • W. Wood, Montgomery;
  • Pearce & Associates, Alabaster;
  • Shane Albright Auctions, Killen;
  • Southeast Auction, Tuscaloosa.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alabama?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alabama. United Rentals operates more than 15 stores in Alabama. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also has around 15 locations in the state. Thompson Cat Rental has nearly a half dozen stores in the state. Corwin Equipment has three locations in the state, including Mobile and Birmingham. AGF Machinery operates rental stores in Dothan and Enterprise.

Other prominent independent rental centers in Alabama include:

  • Beard Equipment, Mobile;
  • Daphne Rental Center, Daphne;
  • Pike Equipment Rental, Troy
  • Taylor Rental, Talladega;
  • River City Equipment Rental, Decatur;
  • Tiger Equipment Rental, Hartsele;
  • Weathers Rental Center, Albertville;
  • Winfield Tool & Equipment, Jasper.

Illinois Shipping FAQs

What Are Illinois's Major Cities And Roadways?

The 25th largest state in the nation, Illinois is nearly 400 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. It’s the sixth most populous state in the country. Illinois has more than 18,000 miles of roadways. With more than 2,000 of those miles on interstate highways, Illinois ranks third in the country in terms of interstate exposure. The major north/south interstates in Illinois include I-57, which runs from Chicago to Missouri, and I-86, which runs diagonally from Chicago and into Missouri. On the east/west axis, I-80 goes between Chicago and Iowa; I-76 runs through Champaign and Springfield in the middle of the state; and I-64 and I-70 traverse the lower portions of Illinois.

With more than 2 1/2 million people, Chicago is by far the largest city in Illinois. But Sumner, a small town on the Indiana border, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Illinois are:

  1. Chicago;
  2. Aurora;
  3. Joliet;
  4. Naperville;
  5. Rockford;
  6. Springfield;
  7. Peoria;
  8. Elgin;
  9. Waukegan;
  10. Champaign.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Illinois?

If your load exceeds the basic dimensional maximums set by Illinois, you’ll need to apply for oversize permit to operate in the state. The requirements in Illinois are similar to the basic maximums for other states. Watch out for old bridges in the state. On non-designated highways, height limits are only eight feet.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Illinois include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Length Restrictions?

Length restrictions in Illinois are slightly shorter than they are in the rest of the country. For tractor trailers, Illinois allows three feet of overhang on each bumper. No passenger-vehicle combinations can exceed 42 feet in total length. The maximum allowable length for trailers towed by passenger vehicles is 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Illinois include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 42 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Transportation issues permits for oversized shipments. Loads that exceed the overweight maximums in Illinois must apply for Super Load permits. The state allows oversize loads to travel beginning ½-hour before sunrise every day of the week. On weekdays, transport must be completed by ½-hour after sunset. Sunday transports need to finish by noon. Major holidays are blacked out.

The maximum dimensions to qualify for an overweight permit in Illinois include:

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 145 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Illinois. One of the largest equipment companies in the world, Ritchie Brothers, has an office in Morris. Another nationwide auction house, J.J. Kane, maintains a location in South Beloit.

Other equipment auction houses in Illinois include:

  • Almburg Auctioneering, Malta;
  • Dale Jones & Company, Aledo;
  • Centurion Service Group, Franklin Park;
  • Groff Equipment, Lawrence;
  • Martin Auction Services, Clinton;
  • Mowrey Auction, Milford;
  • Sullivan Auctioneers, Hamilton;
  • Anne Consignment Auction; St. Anne.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Illinois?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from rental centers located in Illinois. United Rentals operates more than 20 stores in Illinois. One location in Chicago specializes in aerial platform rentals. Sunbelt Rentals has more than a dozen locations in Illinois, including a rental service center in Sugar Grove.

Other equipment rental centers in Illinois include:

  • Big R Rental Center, Danville;
  • Burns Equipment, Waukegan;
  • Illinois Truck and Equipment, Morris;
  • Midwest Construction Rentals, Champaign;
  • MLB Rental Center, Charleston;
  • Rental Center USA, Mattoon;
  • RWCI Equipment, Flora;
  • Wirtz Rentals, Chicago.

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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

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. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. 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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