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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Iowa to Illinois. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Iowa to Illinois 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.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

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.

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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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