Iowa To Nebraska Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Iowa to Nebraska. Shipping heavy equipment from Iowa to Nebraska 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. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

Nebraska Shipping FAQs

What Are Nebraska's Major Cities And Roadways?

Nebraska is the16th largest state in the nation, in terms of total acreage. The state is 430 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. Nebraska has more than 95,000 miles of public roadways, which includes more than 10,000 miles of state highway. The interstate system in Oklahoma contains a little less than 500 miles of highway, as only one interstate crosses the state. I-80 links Omaha and Lincoln, the two biggest cities in the state by far, with Iowa and Wyoming.

Nebraska is the 37th largest state in the country by population. Omaha, which has more than 430,000 residents, is the largest city by population in Nebraska. It’s a little less than twice the size of Lincoln, the state capitol. The areas around Omaha and Lincoln are expanding most rapidly. Hickman, a small town south of Lincoln, was the fastest growing city in Nebraska in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Nebraska are:

  1. Omaha;
  2. Lincoln;
  3. Bellevue;
  4. Grand Island;
  5. Kearney;
  6. Fremont;
  7. Hastings;
  8. North Platte;
  9. Norfolk;
  10. Columbus.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Nebraska?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Nebraska. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while double axels must weight 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Nebraska include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Nebraska's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Nebraska are slightly more lenient than rules in other southern states. Most states restrict length to less than 70 feet. Nebraska allows shipments as long as 85 feet on designated highways. The use of escort vehicles is required if the length of the load exceeds 90 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Nebraska include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Nebraska?

The Nebraska Department of Transportation issues permits to ship oversize loads in the state. The transport of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset every day of the week. Movement during the morning and evening rush hours around Lincoln and Omaha is restricted. Travel also is restricted on major holidays, including the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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

Maximum Weight:   110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Nebraska's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Nebraska. Ritchie Brothers operates a location in Lincoln. Online auction house AuctionTime.com is headquartered in Lincoln.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Nebraska include:

  • Auction Solutions, Omaha;
  • DPA Auctions. Fremont;
  • FleetRight, Lincoln;
  • Glen Martindale & Associates, Fremont;
  • Jack Nitz & Associates, Inglewood;
  • Schram Auction, Gretna;
  • Michael Wegner Implement, Corniea;
  • Taylor & Martin Auctioneers, South Sioux City.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Nebraska?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Nebraska. Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 10 stores in Nebraska. United Rentals has a pair of locations in the state.

NMC Rental Services operates eight locations in the state. Construction Rental has stores in Grand Island and North Platte. Other independent equipment rental centers in Nebraska include:

  • Ahern Rentals, Omaha;
  • Carroll Construction Supply, Council Bluffs;
  • Ditch Witch, Lincoln and Omaha;
  • Mid America Construction Rental, Grand Island;
  • Murphy Tractor, Lincoln;
  • NCS Equipment, Columbus;
  • Road Builders Machinery, Lincoln;
  • Titan Machinery, Lincoln.

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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. Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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