Iowa To Colorado Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

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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.

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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Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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