Illinois To Montana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

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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.

Montana Shipping FAQs

What Are Montana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Montana is the 10th biggest state in the country in terms of acreage. One of the few states that is wider than it is long, Montana is 630 miles in width and 250 miles in length. The state operates more than 150,00 miles of roadways, including nearly 1,200 miles of interstate highway. I-90, which runs east/west between Idaho and North Dakota, goes more than 550 miles in the state. I-15, the main north/south roadway in the state, travels through Helena as it connects Canada with Wyoming. I-80 runs north/south between Billings and the Wyoming border.

Montana has the 6th smallest population of any state in the country. With more than 100,000 people, Billings is the largest city in the state. Sidney, a small town on the North Dakota border, was the fastest growing city in Montana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Montana are:

  1. Billings;
  2. Missoula;
  3. Great Falls;
  4. Bozeman;
  5. Butte;
  6. Silver Bow;
  7. Helena;
  8. Kalispell;
  9. Havre;
  10. Anaconda.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Montana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Montana. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while tandem axels are restricted t0 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Montana include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Montana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Montana are less restrictive than rules in other US states. Most US states restrict maximum length to 65 feet or less, but rural states in the West allow longer tractor trailers than do more populated states.

Trailer length maximums in Montana include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Montana?

Oversize shipping permits in Montana can be purchased from the state Department of Transportation. The transport of oversized heavy equipment is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise and ½-hour after sunset, seven days per week, as long load doesn’t exceed 110 feet in length, 14 feet 6 inches in height or 10 feet in width. Oversize shipping permits are valid for between three and five days. Restrictions related to the Spring thaw are enforced from February through May.

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

Maximum Weight: 120,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 135 feet total;

Maximum Height: 17 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Montana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Montana. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, operates a store in Frenchtown.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Montana include:

  • Gardner’s Auction Services, Missoula;
  • Go 2 Guys Auction, Bozeman;
  • Kinsey Auctioneers, Baker;
  • Musser Brothers, Billings;
  • Pate Auction, Helena;
  • RK Statewide Auction, Lindsay;
  • RLP Auctions, Victor;
  • Smith Sales, Miles City.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Montana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Montana. United Rentals runs one rental store in the state. Sunbelt Rentals does not have a presence in Montana. RDO Equipment operates a half dozen rental stores in the state.  Titan Machinery has a handful of rental stores in Montana.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Montana include:

  • Big Sky General Rental, Butte;
  • Lewistown Rental, Lewistown;
  • Midway Rental, Missoula and Kalispell;
  • T&E the Cat Rental Store, Helena;
  • Tractor & Equipment, Billings and Great Falls;
  • Western States CAT, Missoula.

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