Illinois To Colorado Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Illinois to Colorado? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Illinois to Colorado, 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. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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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.

Colorado Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Colorado and any other state in the union. Colorado is a mountainous state with most of its population concentrated in the Denver area. Even so, the state has grown by more than 30% since 2000. Denver has more than $4 billion worth of construction on tap as of 2018, with a forecast need of more than 200,000 construction workers in the next few years. With such a construction boom going on, the need for shipping heavy construction equipment in Colorado remains greater than ever. Colorado also is an important agricultural state in the country. With more than 30,000 farms, the state ranks first in the nation in the production of lambs and lamb products. It’s also third in the nation in the production of beef cattle. There’s also a great need for transporting heavy farm equipment in Colorado. More than 12,000 trucking companies operate in Colorado. The state is served by nine primary airports and two Class I railroads, BNSF Railways and Union Pacific Railroad.

What Are Colorado's Major Cities And Roadways?

Colorado is the eighth largest state in terms of acreage. The state is 380 miles long and 280 mile wide. There are more than 120,000 miles of roadways in the state, including nearly 1,000 miles of interstate highway. In Colorado, all major roads lead to Denver. Three major interstates meet in Denver. I-25 runs north/south through the city, connecting Wyoming with New Mexico. I-76 runs diagonally in the northeast corner if the state, linking Denver with Nebraska. On the east/west axis, I-70 travels through Denver as it runs between Kansas and Utah.

In terms of population, Colorado ranks 21st in the country. With more than 620,000 people, Denver is the largest city by population in Colorado. It has about 200,000 more residents than Colorado Springs. The fastest growing city in Colorado over the past seven years has been Greeley. The 10 largest cities in Colorado are:

  1. Denver;
  2. Colorado Springs;
  3. Aurora;
  4. Fort Collins;
  5. Lakewood;
  6. Thornton;
  7. Arvada;
  8. Westminster;
  9. Pueblo;
  10. Centennial.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Colorado?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Colorado. On designated highways, the height limit is 14 feet 6 inches. Single axels are limited to 27,000 pounds, while double axels are maxed out at 50,000 pounds (depending upon axel spacing.) A separate permit is required to transport an oversize load in Denver.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Colorado include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Colorado's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Colorado are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a front overhang of four feet and a rear overhang of 1o feet.

Trailer length maximums in Colorado include:

Total length: 75 feet total;

Trailer length: 57 feet 4 inches;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Colorado?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. Oversize loads are allowed to travel from sunrise to sunset every day. No oversize transport is permitted on major holidays.

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado are valid for five days.

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

Maximum Weight:   200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  150,000 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   17 feet.

What Are Colorado's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Colorado. National auction house Ritchie Brothers maintains an office in Longmont. They’re the only national auction house with a presence in Colorado.

Roller Auctions is a major auction house in Denver. Other prominent equipment auction houses in Colorado include:

  • Dickinsheet & Associates, Denver;
  • Harley D. Troyer Auctioneers, Fort Lupton;
  • Holt & Associates, Colorado Springs;
  • Jim’s Auction Services, Montrose;
  • Linnebur Auctions, Byers;
  • MH Bar Auctions, Calhan;
  • Miller & Associates, Brush;
  • Ross Auction, Colorado Springs.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Colorado?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Colorado. United Rentals, the nation’s largest equipment rental chain has nearly 15 locations in the state. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 10 stores in Colorado.

Wagner Equipment has multiple locations in Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs. Other independent equipment rental centers in Colorado include:

  • 4Rivers Equipment, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins;
  • Bill’s Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • CEC Contractors, Greeley and Erie;
  • H&E Equipment, Commerce City;
  • Farris Machinery, Colorado Springs;
  • Power Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Sunstate Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Titan Machinery, Colorado Springs.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. 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.

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