Iowa To South Dakota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Iowa to South Dakota? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Iowa to South Dakota can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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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 Dakota Shipping FAQs

What Are South Dakota's Major Cities And Roadways?

South Dakota is the 17th largest state in the nation. It’s 380 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. South Dakota maintains more than 83,000 miles of public roadways. Almost 700 miles of road in the state represents interstate highways. Two major interstates operate in South Dakota, both of which run through Sioux Falls. Traveling north/south, I-20 connects North Dakota with Nebraska. Running east/west, I-80 links Minnesota with Iowa.

Only three states – Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska – have a lower level of population than South Dakota. Sioux Falls has the most residents of any city in South Dakota. With more than 350,000 people, Sioux Falls is more than twice the size of Rapid City. Sioux Falls also was the fastest growing city in South Dakota in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Dakota are:

  1. Sioux Falls;
  2. Rapid City;
  3. Aberdeen;
  4. Brookings;
  5. Watertown;
  6. Mitchell;
  7. Yankton;
  8. Pierre;
  9. Huron;
  10. Spearfish.

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

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in South Dakota. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while double axels can weight as much as 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Dakota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are South Dakota's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in South Dakota are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a maximum overhang in the front of three feet and a maximum overhang in the rear of six feet.

Trailer length maximums in South Dakota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Dakota?

Permits to ship oversize loads in South Dakota are available from the state Department of Public Safety. Oversize transport permits are valid for three days in South Dakota. The movement of oversize loads on South Dakota highways is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on each day of the week. Transporting oversize loads on major holidays is prohibited. If your load is travelling only on interstate highways in South Dakota, it can be as wide as 20 feet.

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

Maximum Weight:   120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  16 feet.

What Are South Dakota's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Dakota.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in South Dakota include:

  • Agpro Auctions, Hettinger;
  • Girard Auction, Wakonda;
  • Goeman Auction, Lennox;
  • Interstate Auction Center, Brandon;
  • Jack Worlie Auction, Aberdeen;
  • Messner Auction, Rapid City;
  • Vold Auctioneers, Britton;
  • Wieman Auction, Marion.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Dakota?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Dakota. United Rentals, the largest rental center chain in the country, has two locations in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates a store in South Dakota. Titan Machinery maintains stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Ditch Witch of South Dakota also runs stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Other independent equipment rental centers in South Dakota include:

  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Black Hills Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • Dakota Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • JGE, Aberdeen;
  • Jenner Equipment, Rapid City;
  • RDO Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Rushmore Equipment, Black Hawk;
  • Time Equipment, Rapid City.

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