Montana To Idaho Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Montana to Idaho? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Montana to Idaho transport decisions. 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.

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. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. 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. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

Idaho Shipping FAQs

What Are Idaho's Major Cities And Roadways?

Idaho is the 14th largest state in the country by size.  Idaho is nearly 480 miles long and nearly 300 miles wide. The state operates nearly 1,000 miles of roadway within its borders. About 700 miles of road in Idaho is interstate highway. I-90 runs east/west between Washington and Montana in the northwest part of the state. I-84 goes diagonally through Boise in the southwest corner of the state, running between Oregon and Utah. The main north/south interstate in Idaho, I-15, runs between Montana and Utah in the southeast corner of the state. I-86 runs east/west to connect I-84 and I-15 in the southeast portion of Idaho.

By population, Idaho is the 31st largest state in the union. With nearly 150,000 residents, Boise is the most populous city in the state. Meridian, a town outside Boise, was the fastest growing city in Idaho in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Idaho are:

  1. Boise;
  2. Nampa;
  3. Meridian;
  4. Idaho Falls;
  5. Pocatello;
  6. Caldwell;
  7. Coeur d’Alene;
  8. Twin Falls;
  9. Lewiston;
  10. Lewiston Orchards.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Idaho?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Idaho. Single axels must weight 20,000 pounds or less, and double axels must be 34,000 pounds or less

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Idaho include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Idaho's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Idaho are similar to rules in other southern states. Trailers are limited to 45-feet in length on designated routes, including some two-lane US highways. The state allows an overhang of four feet in the front and 10 feet in the back.

Trailer length maximums in Idaho include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Idaho?

Permits to transport oversize shipments in Idaho can be gathered from the state Transportation Department. Shipping oversized equipment is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset on each day of the week. Oversize permits are valid for five days in Idaho.

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

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Idaho's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Idaho. None of the major national equipment auction houses have branches in Idaho. Musser Brothers operates locations in Twin Falls and Meridian.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Idaho include:

  • Corbett Auctions, Kuna;
  • Bighorn Auction, Idaho Falls;
  • Meridian Public Auction, Meridian;
  • Pickett Auction Service, Greenleaf;
  • Musick Auction, Nampa;
  • Premier Auction Center, Post Falls;
  • Reinland Equipment Auction, Post Falls;
  • Western Auction, Caldwell.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Idaho?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Idaho. United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals each operate two equipment rental stores in Idaho. Western States CAT has four stores in the state.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Idaho include:

  • Arnold Machinery, Idaho Falls;
  • DRACO Equipment, Idaho Falls;
  • Glenn Dick Equipment, Boise;
  • Honnen Equipment, Idaho Falls;
  • Machinery Northwest, Spirit Lake;
  • Mountain West Rentals, Idaho Falls;
  • Pro Rentals, Idaho Falls and Rexburg;
  • Tates Rents, Boise.

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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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