Michigan To Montana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Michigan to Montana heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Michigan to Montana, 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.

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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.

Montana Shipping FAQs

What Are Montana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Montana is the 10th biggest state in the country in terms of acreage. One of the few states that is wider than it is long, Montana is 630 miles in width and 250 miles in length. The state operates more than 150,00 miles of roadways, including nearly 1,200 miles of interstate highway. I-90, which runs east/west between Idaho and North Dakota, goes more than 550 miles in the state. I-15, the main north/south roadway in the state, travels through Helena as it connects Canada with Wyoming. I-80 runs north/south between Billings and the Wyoming border.

Montana has the 6th smallest population of any state in the country. With more than 100,000 people, Billings is the largest city in the state. Sidney, a small town on the North Dakota border, was the fastest growing city in Montana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Montana are:

  1. Billings;
  2. Missoula;
  3. Great Falls;
  4. Bozeman;
  5. Butte;
  6. Silver Bow;
  7. Helena;
  8. Kalispell;
  9. Havre;
  10. Anaconda.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Montana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Montana. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while tandem axels are restricted t0 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Montana include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Montana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Montana are less restrictive than rules in other US states. Most US states restrict maximum length to 65 feet or less, but rural states in the West allow longer tractor trailers than do more populated states.

Trailer length maximums in Montana include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Montana?

Oversize shipping permits in Montana can be purchased from the state Department of Transportation. The transport of oversized heavy equipment is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise and ½-hour after sunset, seven days per week, as long load doesn’t exceed 110 feet in length, 14 feet 6 inches in height or 10 feet in width. Oversize shipping permits are valid for between three and five days. Restrictions related to the Spring thaw are enforced from February through May.

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

Maximum Weight: 120,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 135 feet total;

Maximum Height: 17 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Montana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Montana. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, operates a store in Frenchtown.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Montana include:

  • Gardner’s Auction Services, Missoula;
  • Go 2 Guys Auction, Bozeman;
  • Kinsey Auctioneers, Baker;
  • Musser Brothers, Billings;
  • Pate Auction, Helena;
  • RK Statewide Auction, Lindsay;
  • RLP Auctions, Victor;
  • Smith Sales, Miles City.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Montana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Montana. United Rentals runs one rental store in the state. Sunbelt Rentals does not have a presence in Montana. RDO Equipment operates a half dozen rental stores in the state.  Titan Machinery has a handful of rental stores in Montana.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Montana include:

  • Big Sky General Rental, Butte;
  • Lewistown Rental, Lewistown;
  • Midway Rental, Missoula and Kalispell;
  • T&E the Cat Rental Store, Helena;
  • Tractor & Equipment, Billings and Great Falls;
  • Western States CAT, Missoula.

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Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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