Iowa To Indiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Iowa to Indiana heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Iowa to Indiana, we can provide everything 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. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. 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.

Indiana Shipping FAQs

What Are Indiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Indiana has more than 90,000 miles of roadways, including 12,000 miles of major highways. The state is 250 miles long and 145 miles wide. It’s the 38th largest state in the union. The major north/south highways in Indiana are I-69 in the east and I-65 in the west, both of which operate north of Indianapolis. South of the state’s capital, I-65 runs into Kentucky. I-80/90 stretches east/west across the top of the state, I-70 runs east/west across the middle of the state and through Indianapolis, and I-64 travels east/west in the lower part of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana and the 12th largest city in America. But Bloomington is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Indiana are:

  1. Indianapolis;
  2. Fort Wayne;
  3. Evansville;
  4. South Bend;
  5. Carmel;
  6. Bloomington;
  7. Hammond;
  8. Gary;
  9. Lafayette;
  10. Columbus.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Indiana?

Shipments of heavy equipment that are non-divisible must fit within the maximum dimensions established by the state of Indiana. Loads that exceed the maximum dimensions need permits to travel within Indiana.  Equipment attachments such as blades and buckets must be disconnected from the equipment and hauled separately.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Indiana include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Indiana's Length Restrictions?

Indiana has one of the strictest overall length restrictions in the nation. Many states allow up to 70 feet of length, and most states permit as much as 65 feet. If you enter Indiana from another state with your load of heavy equipment, make sure your trailer is 60-feet long or less. Overhang is restricted to three feet on either end of the tractor trailer. The maximum length of trailers attached to pick-up trucks is 28-feet 6-inches.

Trailer length maximums in Indiana include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Indiana?

Permits for transporting oversize loads in Indiana are issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Travel with an oversize load is permitted from1/2-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Loads less than 10-feet wide also can travel all day Saturday. Loads that are more than 10-feet wide can travel between ½-hour before sunrise until noon on Saturdays. Permits are valid for up to two weeks after issuance.

Loads that exceed the oversize maximums must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions for an oversize load in Indiana include:

Maximum Weight:  200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are Indiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Indiana. With offices in Elberfeld and Mackey, Ritchie Brothers is the only national equipment auction house that maintains a presence in Indiana.

There are plenty of other professional heavy-equipment auction houses located in Indiana, including:

  • Cripes Auction Services, Tipton;
  • Don Smock Auction, Pendleton;
  • Jeff Boston Auction Services, Sullivan;
  • Key Auctioneers, Indianapolis;
  • Kraft Auction Services, Valparaiso;
  • Polk Auction, New Paris;
  • The Auction Company, Jasper;
  • Ted Everett Farm Equipment, Monrovia.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Indiana?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Indiana. United Rentals has a store in a half-dozen of the major cities in Indiana. Sunbelt Rentals has more than 10 outlets in the state. Many are located at Lowe’s stores. Herc Rentals also has a store in the state capital.

Other prominent equipment rental centers in Indiana include:

  • A Complete Rental Center, Henderson;
  • Greencastle Heavy Equipment, Greencastle;
  • Hoosier Tools, Indianapolis;
  • Mullin Rental Center, Indianapolis;
  • Rent A Center, Jasper;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Indianapolis;
  • Shipshe Rental Center, Shipshewana;
  • Wakarusa Heavy Equipment, Wakarusa.

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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

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.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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