Michigan To Maine Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Michigan to Maine? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Michigan to Maine transport decisions. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Call Freedom Heavy Haul to get your heavy equipment delivered with no hassles and on time!

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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.

Maine Shipping FAQs

What Are Maine's Major Cities And Roadways?

Maine is the 39th largest state in America in terms of square miles. Maine is nearly 320 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. The state operates slightly more than 45,000 miles of highway, but less than 400 miles of highway in the state is interstate roads. I-95, which runs north/south through both Portland and Augusta, is the major interstate in the state. The interstate heads into New Brunswick about halfway up the state eastern border with Canada.

Maine has the 8th smallest state population in the country, about the same as neighbor New Hampshire. Portland, the largest city in Maine, has nearly twice as many residents as any other city in the state. Ellsworth, a town south of Bangor, the fastest growing city in Maine over the past few years. The 10 largest cities in Maine are:

  1. Portland;
  2. Lewiston;
  3. Bangor;
  4. South Portland;
  5. Auburn;
  6. Biddeford;
  7. Sanford;
  8. Augusta;
  9. Saco
  10. Westbrook.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Maine?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Maine. The height limit on the Maine Turnpike is 13 feet 6 inches, a half-foot less than everywhere else in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Maine include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Maine's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions on interstates and designated highways in Maine are less restrictive than the rules in most northeastern states. Many states limit overall length to 65 feet or less. On non-designated roads, the limit is 69-feet in total length and 48-feet in trailer length.

Trailer length maximums in Maine include:

Total length: 74 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Maine?

The state’s Bureau of Transportation issues oversize permits. The movement of oversize loads in the state is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-huor after sunset on each day of the week. During July and August, oversize loads are not permitted to ship during the weekend. Loads that exceed 110 feet in length or 13 feet 6 inches in height must complete a road survey. Oversize permits are valid for one week in Maine.

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

Maximum Weight: 100,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Maine's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Maine. None of the major national heavy equipment auction houses have presence in Maine.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Maine include:

  • Central Maine Auction Center, Hermon;
  • D A Folsom Auction, Raymond;
  • Gregg Auctions, Mapleton;
  • Keenan Auction Company, South Portland;
  • Lachance Group, Mapleton;
  • Somerset Auction, Shawmut.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Maine?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Maine. United Rentals operates four rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs two stores in Maine.

Popular independent equipment rental centers in Maine include:

  • Milton CAT, Brewer;
  • Newport General Rental Center, Newport;
  • Rent It, Auburn;
  • Skowhegan Equipment & Tool, Skowhegan;
  • Southern Maine Tool & Rental, Lebanon;
  • Tool & Truck Rental Center, Bangor;
  • Village Mower & Rental, Gorham
  • Windham Rental Center, Windham.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! 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. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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