Michigan To Indiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Michigan to Indiana. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Michigan to Indiana, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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Michigan Shipping FAQs

What Are Michigan's Major Cities And Roadways?

Michigan is more than 450 miles long and nearly 400 miles wide. When you include the Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country. The state has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including 1,200 miles of interstate highways. In Michigan, I-75 goes north/south from Sault St. Marie on the Canadian border to Detroit. I-69 runs diagonally north/south from Lake Superior to the Indiana border. I-96 travels east/west from Muskegon to Detroit. I-94 also runs east/west in the lower portion of the state, from St. Joseph to Detroit. Except for a short stretch of I-75, there are no interstate highways in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the nation. Nearly 10 million people live in the state. With more than 600,000 people, Detroit remains the largest city by population in Michigan. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Michigan are:

  1. Detroit;
  2. Grand Rapids;
  3. Warren;
  4. Sterling Heights;
  5. Ann Arbor;
  6. Lansing;
  7. Flint;
  8. Dearborn;
  9. Livonia;
  10. Westland.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Michigan?

If your heavy equipment shipment exceeds the dimensional limits established in Michigan, you’ll need to apply for oversize shipping permits to travel in the state. Oversize permits can take as long as 10 days to process. Frost and thaw regulations that restrict travel on icy roads run from February through April.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Michigan include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Michigan's Length Restrictions?

Michigan is one of the northern states that permits dual trailers, which can be as long as 75 feet. The maximum length for trailers, 65 feet, is longer than most states permit. On non-designated roadways, the maximum trailer length is 50 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang on the front bumper and a 4-foot overhang on the rear bumper, which is part of the overall length calculations. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Michigan include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 65 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Michigan?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Michigan roadways are available from the state Department of Transportation. During weekdays, oversize transport is restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset. On weekends, only shipments less than feet long, feet high and feet wide are allowed to travel. Motor homes longer than 105 feet are considered Super Loads.

The maximum dimensions allowed for an oversize load in Michigan include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds or more requires bridge study;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Michigan's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Michigan. Ritchie Brothers, the largest equipment auction house in the country, runs four locations in Michigan. National competitor J.J. Kane maintains an office in Charlotte.

Repocast has three locations in Michigan. Other major equipment auction houses in Michigan include:

  • Art Smith Auctioneers, Cedar Springs;
  • Assets Now, Ferndale;
  • Big Bear Auction, Eau Claire;
  • Brian Hasty Auction, Tekonsha;
  • Miedema Auctioneering, Wayland;
  • RJ Montgomery, Plymouth;
  • Rowley’s Auction Services; Attica
  • Vander Kolk Auction, Dorr.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Michigan?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any rental-center location in Michigan. Sunbelt Rentals operates seven equipment-rental locations in the state, including a Power and Pump dealer in Shelby Charter Township. United Rentals also has seven locations in Michigan.

AIS Construction Equipment has five rental locations in the state. Other equipment rental centers in Michigan include:

  • Herc Rentals, Erie;
  • Carleton Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Cloverdale Equipment, Norton Shores;
  • Fader Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Grand Equipment, Huntington;
  • McAllister Rentals, Midland and Traverse City;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Holt;
  • Universal Rent All, Cadillac.

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 can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

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. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. 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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