Iowa To South Carolina Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Iowa to South Carolina? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Iowa to South Carolina 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.

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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.

South Carolina Shipping FAQs

What Are South Carolina's Major Cities And Roadways?

With more than 40,000 miles of roadways, the state roadway system in South Carolina is the fourth largest in the nation. Interstates account for less than 900 miles of highway in the state. I-95, the busiest roadway in the country, runs east/west through the eastern portion of the state. In the northern part of the state, I-85 travels diagonally between North Carolina and Georgia. The interstate runs through Greenville, linking Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta, Georgia. I-26 travels basically north/south between Greenville in the northwest of the state and Charleston in the southeast.

Charleston, with a population of more than 130,00 people, is the largest city in the state. Columbia, the state capital, is a close second. Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities east of the Mississippi River, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Carolina are:

  1. Charleston;
  2. Columbia;
  3. North Charleston;
  4. Mount Pleasant;
  5. Rock Hill;
  6. Greenville;
  7. Summerville;
  8. Goose Creek;
  9. Hilton Head Island;
  10. Sumter.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Carolina?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensional limits set by the state must apply for oversize shipping permits to travel on South Carolina roadways. Travel with oversize loads is not allowed during rush hours in high-density areas.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Carolina include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are South Carolina's Length Restrictions?

South Carolina has one of the least permissive length regulations on the east coast. No tandem tractor-trailers are allowed. Overhands as long as three feet in the front and six feet in the back are allowed. Passenger car combinations are restricted to 53 feet, with a 40-foot trailer limit.

Trailer length maximums in South Carolina include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Carolina?

Oversize transport permits for non-divisible heavy loads are available from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. South Carolina allows loads with oversize permits to travel between ½-hour past sunrise to ½-hour before sunset on Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed on Sunday and major holidays. In high-density areas, oversize transports are not permitted during rush hour.

Shipments that exceed oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions allowed for oversize travel in South Carolina include:

Maximum Weight:  130,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height:   16 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are South Carolina's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Carolina. National equipment auction house Ritchie Brothers is located in Sumter. Jeff Martin operates an office in Pelzer. J.J. Kane is located in Florence.

Other equipment auction houses in South Carolina include:

  • Dukes Auction Group, North;
  • Joey Martin Auctioneers, Cope;
  • Johnny King Auctioneers, Hodges;
  • Kingstree Auctions, Kingstree;
  • Kissimmee Auctions, Spartanburg;
  • Nichols Equipment, Moncks Corner;
  • Nicholson Auction, Pamlico;
  • Worldnet Auctions, Greeleyville.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Carolina?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Carolina. United Rentals runs nearly 15 locations in South Carolina. Sunbelt Rentals only has three stores in the state. Herc Rentals operates four offices in South Carolina.

Other equipment rental centers in South Carolina include:

  • Blue Star Rental, North Augusta;
  • Equipment Rental Services, Sumter;
  • Hills Machinery, Columbia;
  • May Heavy Equipment, Summerville;
  • Murdaugh Rental Center, Ridgeland;
  • Richardson Service, Conway;
  • Sumter Rental Equipment, Sumter;
  • Thompson Rental, Lexington.

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