Florida To Tennessee Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Florida to Tennessee? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Florida to Tennessee transport decisions. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

Communication is the key. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Call Freedom Heavy Haul to get your heavy equipment delivered with no hassles and on time!

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Florida Shipping FAQs

What Are Florida's Major Cities And Roadways?

Florida is the 22nd largest state in the country. From north to south, the state is nearly 450 miles long. Florida also is almost 330 miles long at its widest, in the north. The major north-south roadways are I-95 and I-75, both of which run from Georgia to Miami. The main east-west highways include 1-10, between Orlando and Tampa, and I-4, which travels between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

Florida continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2017, seven cities in Florida were among the 25 fastest growing towns in America (Orlando, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Lakeland, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale). The 10 largest cities in the state are:

  1. Jacksonville;
  2. Miami;
  3. Tampa;
  4. Orlando;
  5. Petersburg;
  6. Hialeah;
  7. Tallahassee;
  8. Port St. Lucie;
  9. Fort Lauderdale;
  10. Cape Coral.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Florida?

Loads that exceed any of the dimensional limits set by the state require oversize permits. Trailers weighing 3,000 pounds or more need separate brake systems to operate legally in Florida. In addition to brake lights, all trailers must have lights for the tail, the turn signal and the license plates. Trailers also are required to display reflectors and tote safety chains.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Florida include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight;

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Florida's Length Restrictions?

Regulations regarding the length of towed trailers in Florida are near the standards set by most states, except for trailer length. For 53-foot trailers, the kingpin must be set at least 41 feet from the center axel. Most states limit trailer length to less than 30 feet, but Florida allows longer trailers than most states. Travel trailers are limited to 40 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Florida include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Florida?

The Florida Department of Transportation issues permits for hauling oversized loads within the state. Oversize load transport is allowed from ½-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset during weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed during major holiday weekends. Escort vehicles are required if the load is more than 95-feet long, or more than 14-feet tall, or more than 12-feet wide.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Florida include:

Maximum Weight:  199,000 for 11 axels;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Florida's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction in Florida. The Florida Winter Auctions in March feature major heavy equipment auctions by Ritchie Brothers (Davenport), Yoder & Frey (Kissimmee), and Alex Lyons and Sons (Winter Garden). Operated in conjunction with Iron Planet, the Richie Brothers Winter auction is one of the largest heavy equipment auctions in the world.

Other equipment auction houses in Florida include:

  • J. Kane, Riviera Beach;
  • First Coast Auction, Jacksonville;
  • Garner & Associates, Bartow;
  • Graham Auction, Tequesta;
  • Insight Auctioneers, Sebring;
  • Midway Machinery and Auction, Midway;
  • Tampa Machinery Auction, Thonotosassa;
  • Weeks Auction, Ocala.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Florida?

Freedom Heavy Haul ships equipment to and from every rental center in Florida. United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals each have more than 50 locations in Florida. Compact Power Equipment also has several branches in Florida.

Other heavy equipment rental centers in Florida include:

Allstar Equipment, West Palm Beach;

Alltool Rental, Fort Lauderdale;

B&M Equipment, Jacksonville;

Beard Equipment, Tallahassee;

Briggs Equipment, Orlando;

Herc Rentals, Tampa;

Miami Tool Rental, Miami;

Sandy Andy’s, Ormond Beach.

Tennessee Shipping FAQs

What Are Tennessee's Major Cities And Roadways?

The state of Tennessee is the 36th largest in the country by square miles. The state is nearly 450 miles long and almost 120 miles wide. Tennessee maintains more than 95,000 miles of public roadways, include almost 1,000 miles of interstate highway. I-40 runs east/west between Memphis in the southwest corner of the state and North Carolina. I-75 goes north/south in the eastern portion of the state, while I-81 runs east/west between Knoxville and Virginia. I-85 and I-34 run through Nashville on a north/south path, connecting Kentucky and Alabama.

With more than 650,000 people, Memphis is the largest city the state. At nearly 550,000 people, Nashville is a close second. Franklin, a suburb south of Nashville, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Tennessee are:

  1. Memphis;
  2. Nashville;
  3. Knoxville;
  4. Chattanooga;
  5. Clarksville;
  6. Murfreesboro;
  7. Jackson;
  8. Franklin;
  9. Johnson City;
  10. Bartlett.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Tennessee?

Loads of heavy equipment that surpass any of the dimensional limitations imposed by Tennessee must apply for oversize transport permits to travel legally in the state. Single axles can haul a maximum of 20,000 pounds, while tandem axles are restricted to 40,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Tennessee include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Tennessee's Length Restrictions?

Tennessee has one of the most permissive overall length regulations in the country. Most states restrict tractor trailers to less than 70 feet in length. Tandem tractor trailers are permitted. Trailers can be 50-feet from the kingpin to the rear bumper. Tennessee allows five feet of overhang on both the front and rear bumpers.

Trailer length maximums in Tennessee include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Tennessee?

You can obtain permits to transport oversize loads in Tennessee from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed on Sunday or major holidays. Restrictions on oversize movement also apply in high-density cities during the morning and evening rush hours.

Oversize loads that surpass the state’s oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted in Tennessee include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Tennessee's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Tennessee. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, maintains four locations in Tennessee. PCI Auction is in Nashville.

Other independent equipment auction houses in Tennessee include:

  • Clayton Auctions, Finger;
  • Compass Auctions, Chattanooga;
  • Crenshaw Auction, Memphis;
  • Lady Equipment, Bluff City;
  • McLemore Auction, Nashville;
  • Powell Auction, Knoxville;
  • Pro Team Auction, White Pine;
  • Ritchason Auctioneers, Lebanon.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Tennessee?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Tennessee. United Rentals, the largest rental-store chain in the country, has more than 15 stores in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 locations in Tennessee. Sunstate Equipment runs four stores in Tennessee. Herc Rentals has stores in Nashville and Knoxville. Scott Equipment operates in Memphis and La Vergne.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Tennessee include:

  • Bobcat of Nashville, Nashville;
  • Christopher Equipment, Tullahoma;
  • Contractors Equipment, Cookeville;
  • H&E Equipment, Nashville;
  • Livingston Rental Center, Livingston;
  • Maryville Rental Center, Maryville;
  • Scott Equipment, La Vergne;
  • Tri-County Rental, Crossville.

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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! Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. 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! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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