Minnesota To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Minnesota to Illinois. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Minnesota to Illinois, 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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Minnesota Shipping FAQs

What Are Minnesota's Major Cities And Roadways?

Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the country by area. The state is nearly 600 miles ling and almost 350 miles wide. Minnesota has more than 130,000 miles of streets and highways, near the most in the nation. The state operates more than 900 miles of interstate highway. I-90 traverses the southern portion of the state on an east/west path. I-94 runs diagonally from the Iowa border in the northwest to Minneapolis-St. Paul in the southeast. I-35 runs north/south through Minneapolis-St. Paul in the eastern part of the state, between Duluth and the Wisconsin border.

With more nearly 700,000 people, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have a larger population than the rest of the top 10 cities in the state. Maple Grove, home to one of the largest shopping malls in the country, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Minnesota are:

  1. Minneapolis;
  2. Paul;
  3. Rochester;
  4. Bloomington;
  5. Duluth;
  6. Brooklyn Park;
  7. Plymouth;
  8. Maple Grove;
  9. Woodbury;
  10. Eagan.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Minnesota?

Heavy equipment transports that exceed the dimensional limits in Minnesota must apply for oversize permits to travel on roads in the state. The basic dimensional restrictions in Minnesota are similar to those in most states. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the movement of oversize loads during periods of snow and ice.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Minnesota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Minnesota's Length Restrictions?

Rules regarding the length of tractor trailers and recreational vehicles are less restrictive in Minnesota than in most states of the nation. Most states restrict overall length to less than 70 feet. You’re allowed three feet of overhang in the front and four feet of overhang in the rear. RV combos are limited to 70 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Minnesota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Minnesota?

Permits to transport non-divisible, oversize loads in Minnesota are available from the Department of Transportation. As long as your load is less than 110-feet long, 16-feet long and 14-feet 6 inches wide, you can transport your oversize load on any day of the week. Travel is allowed between 2 a.m. until 10 p.m. Holiday weekends are restricted between 2 p.m. the day for the until 2 p.m. the day after.

Loads that exceed oversize limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum measurements of oversize loads in Minnesota are:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: over 15 feet 6 inches requires a route survey;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Minnesota's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Minnesota. National heavy-equipment auction leader Ritchie Brothers has offices in Medford and Blooming Prairie. Local auctioneer Wayne Pike Auction has offices in Princeton.

Other equipment auction houses in Minnesota include:

  • Auctionblock, Audobon;
  • Heidelberger Farm Equipment, Pine City;
  • R.A.Y., Foley;
  • Loretto Equipment, Loretto;
  • Maring Auction, Kenyon;
  • Midwest Equipment, St. Charles;
  • Pfifer’s Auction, Moorehead;
  • Steffes Group, Litchfield.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Minnesota?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Minnesota. United Rentals has eight locations in the state. There are no Sunbelt Rentals in Minnesota. RDO Equipment operates at 10 locations throughout the state. There are two General Rental Centers in Minnesota, including one in St. Paul.

Other equipment rental centers in Minnesota include:

  • All Rental, Rice;
  • Aitkin Rental, Aitkin;
  • A-Z Rental Center, Eden Prairie;
  • Cook Building, Cook;
  • Clearwater Rental, Clearwater;
  • Lano Equipment, Loretto;
  • London Road Rental Center, Duluth;
  • Oakdale Rental Center, Oakdale.

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 can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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