Michigan To Massachusetts Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Michigan to Massachusetts? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Michigan to Massachusetts, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

Communication is the key. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

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.

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