Iowa To Alabama Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Iowa to Alabama heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Iowa to Alabama can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. 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. Call Freedom Heavy Haul to get your heavy equipment delivered with no hassles and on time!

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Iowa Shipping FAQs

What Are Iowa's Major Cities And Roadways?

Iowa is the 26th largest state. The state is 300 miles long and 200 miles wide. Iowa maintains more than 110,00 miles of roadway, but less than 800 miles of roads in the state are interstate highways. An extensive network of state highways intersects with Iowa’s interstates to provide access to towns and cities. There are more public roadways in Iowa than there are interstate highways in the rest of the country. I-80, the state’s only east/west interstate, goes between Illinois and Nebraska, running through Des Moines. I-35 runs perpendicular to I-80 in the middle of the state, traveling between the borders with Minnesota and Missouri. I-28 also runs north/south in the western portion of the state, connecting Sioux City with Missouri.

Iowa has the 30th largest state population in the country. A little more than 3 million people live in Iowa. With more than 200,000 people, Des Moines is the most populous city in Iowa. Tiffin, a small town in eastern Iowa, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Iowa are:

  1. Des Moines;
  2. Cedar Rapids;
  3. Davenport;
  4. Sioux City;
  5. Iowa City;
  6. Waterloo;
  7. Ames;
  8. West Des Moines;
  9. Council Bluffs;
  10. Dubuque.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Iowa?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s maximum dimensions must apply for oversize permits to operate in Iowa. Oversize loads must be equipped with flashing strobe lights and warning banners on the front and back. The banners must be at least 7-feet long with lettering at least 10-inches tall.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Iowa include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Iowa's Length Restrictions?

The length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport in Iowa are similar to laws in the rest of the nation. The state allows tandem tractor-trailers up to 70 feet in length. Like motor homes, travel trailers are restricted to 45 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Iowa include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Iowa?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Iowa roadways can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. If the vehicle is less than 100-feet long, 11-feet wide and 14-feet 4-inches tall, your oversize load can travel at any hour. Otherwise, operations are restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day. Shipments that exceed oversize load maximums must travel as Super Loads.

Maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Iowa include:

Maximum Weight: 132,000 pounds on seven axles;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Iowa's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Iowa. Ritchie Brothers has offices in Des Moines and Burlington. Steffes Group and Sullivan Auctioneers, two prominent midwestern auction houses, both are located in Mt. Pleasant. Jeff Martin Auctioneers has an office in Ottumwa

Other equipment auction houses in Iowa include:

  • Carroll Machinery Auction, Carroll;
  • Dick Backes Auctioneers, Raymond;
  • Hallberg Auction Services, Ogden;
  • Hilpipre Auction, Waterloo;
  • Taylor & Martin Auctioneers, Sioux City;
  • Yoder Auction Services; Kalona.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Iowa?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Iowa. Sunbelt Rentals has four locations, including one in Des Moines and one in Cedar Rapids. United Rentals nine locations spread throughout the state. Rent-All operates a pair of equipment rental centers, in Sioux Center and Storm Lake

Other equipment rental centers in Iowa include:

  • A-1 Rental Equipment, Cedar Rapids;
  • Altorfer, Cedar Rapids;
  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux City;
  • Black Hawk Rental, Waterloo;
  • Mason City RentAll, Mason City;
  • Resource Rental Center, Council Bluffs;
  • Reuter’s Equipment, Council Bluffs;
  • Titan Machinery, Des Moines.

Alabama Shipping FAQs

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.

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