Illinois To Maine Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

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

Communication is the key. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. Need regular status up dates? You got it. 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. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

Maine Shipping FAQs

What Are Maine's Major Cities And Roadways?

Maine is the 39th largest state in America in terms of square miles. Maine is nearly 320 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. The state operates slightly more than 45,000 miles of highway, but less than 400 miles of highway in the state is interstate roads. I-95, which runs north/south through both Portland and Augusta, is the major interstate in the state. The interstate heads into New Brunswick about halfway up the state eastern border with Canada.

Maine has the 8th smallest state population in the country, about the same as neighbor New Hampshire. Portland, the largest city in Maine, has nearly twice as many residents as any other city in the state. Ellsworth, a town south of Bangor, the fastest growing city in Maine over the past few years. The 10 largest cities in Maine are:

  1. Portland;
  2. Lewiston;
  3. Bangor;
  4. South Portland;
  5. Auburn;
  6. Biddeford;
  7. Sanford;
  8. Augusta;
  9. Saco
  10. Westbrook.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Maine?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Maine. The height limit on the Maine Turnpike is 13 feet 6 inches, a half-foot less than everywhere else in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Maine include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Maine's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions on interstates and designated highways in Maine are less restrictive than the rules in most northeastern states. Many states limit overall length to 65 feet or less. On non-designated roads, the limit is 69-feet in total length and 48-feet in trailer length.

Trailer length maximums in Maine include:

Total length: 74 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Maine?

The state’s Bureau of Transportation issues oversize permits. The movement of oversize loads in the state is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-huor after sunset on each day of the week. During July and August, oversize loads are not permitted to ship during the weekend. Loads that exceed 110 feet in length or 13 feet 6 inches in height must complete a road survey. Oversize permits are valid for one week in Maine.

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

Maximum Weight: 100,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Maine's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Maine. None of the major national heavy equipment auction houses have presence in Maine.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Maine include:

  • Central Maine Auction Center, Hermon;
  • D A Folsom Auction, Raymond;
  • Gregg Auctions, Mapleton;
  • Keenan Auction Company, South Portland;
  • Lachance Group, Mapleton;
  • Somerset Auction, Shawmut.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Maine?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Maine. United Rentals operates four rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs two stores in Maine.

Popular independent equipment rental centers in Maine include:

  • Milton CAT, Brewer;
  • Newport General Rental Center, Newport;
  • Rent It, Auburn;
  • Skowhegan Equipment & Tool, Skowhegan;
  • Southern Maine Tool & Rental, Lebanon;
  • Tool & Truck Rental Center, Bangor;
  • Village Mower & Rental, Gorham
  • Windham Rental Center, Windham.

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If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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