Massachusetts To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Massachusetts to Illinois. Shipping heavy equipment from Massachusetts to Illinois 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. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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Massachusetts Shipping FAQs

What Are Massachusetts's Major Cities And Roadways?

Massachusetts is the 6th smallest state in terms of area. Massachusetts is less than 200 miles long and just 50 miles wide. Still, the state has more than 75,000 miles of highway to patrol. The state has nearly 900 miles of interstate highway. I-95 runs east/west through Boston, connecting New Hampshire and Connecticut. I-495 bends north/south through the state, linking New Hampshire with the southeastern portions of the state. In the western part of the Massachusetts, I-91 goes north/south between Vermont and Connecticut.

Massachusetts is the 15th largest state in the country in terms of population. With nearly 700,000 people, Boston is more than three times the size of any other city in the state. Worchester and Springfield each support more than 150,000 residents. Chelsea, a town just north of Boston, was the fastest growing city in Massachusetts in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Massachusetts are:

  1. Boston;
  2. Worchester;
  3. Springfield;
  4. Cambridge;
  5. Lowell;
  6. Brockton;
  7. New Bedford;
  8. Quincy;
  9. Lynn;
  10. Fall River.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Massachusetts?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Massachusetts. The weight limit for each single axle is 24,000 pounds, while tandem axels are restricted to a maximum weight of 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Massachusetts include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Massachusetts's Length Restrictions?

Massachusetts has length restrictions that are average for the northeast.

Trailer length maximums in Massachusetts include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Massachusetts?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Massachusetts are available from the state’s Department of Transportation. Oversize loads that are less than 80-feet long can and 12-feet wide or less can travel from Monday morning (12.01 a.m.) and noon on Saturday, as well as from Sunday morning until noon. Oversize loads longer than 80-feet, or wider than 12-feet, are restricted to traveling between sunrise and sunset on weekdays, excluding morning and evening rush hours. No oversize travel on major holidays. Oversize travel permits are valid for five days in Massachusetts.

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

Maximum Weight: 130,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 115 feet total;

Maximum Height: 14 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Massachusetts's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Massachusetts. Alex Lyons & Sons runs an office in Shrewsbury.

Skinner Auctioneers has locations in Boston and Marlborough. The most prominent independent equipment auction houses in Massachusetts include:

  • Aaron Posnik & Company, West Springfield;
  • Eldred’s, Dennis;
  • Grogan & Company, Boston;
  • JC Tedesco Sales, Hanover;
  • Joseph Finn Company, Newton;
  • Northcountry Auction, Dighton;
  • Paul E. Saperstein & Company, Holbrook;
  • Swinging Bridge Auction, Huntington.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Massachusetts?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Massachusetts. United Rentals has more than 15 rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs around 10 stores in Massachusetts. There are four Taylor Rental Center locations in the state.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Massachusetts include:

  • AA Rental Center, Watertown;
  • ATS Equipment, Dorchester;
  • Equipment 4 Rent, Avon;
  • Hillview Equipment & Leasing, Milford;
  • Landry Rental Center, Lynn;
  • Milford 495 Rental Center, Milford;
  • Milton CAT, Milford;
  • Pleasant Rental and Sales, Fall River.

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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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 have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Contact us right away

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