South Carolina To Florida Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from South Carolina to Florida? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your South Carolina to Florida 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.

The key to success is communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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What Are South Carolina's Major Cities And Roadways?

With more than 40,000 miles of roadways, the state roadway system in South Carolina is the fourth largest in the nation. Interstates account for less than 900 miles of highway in the state. I-95, the busiest roadway in the country, runs east/west through the eastern portion of the state. In the northern part of the state, I-85 travels diagonally between North Carolina and Georgia. The interstate runs through Greenville, linking Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta, Georgia. I-26 travels basically north/south between Greenville in the northwest of the state and Charleston in the southeast.

Charleston, with a population of more than 130,00 people, is the largest city in the state. Columbia, the state capital, is a close second. Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities east of the Mississippi River, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Carolina are:

  1. Charleston;
  2. Columbia;
  3. North Charleston;
  4. Mount Pleasant;
  5. Rock Hill;
  6. Greenville;
  7. Summerville;
  8. Goose Creek;
  9. Hilton Head Island;
  10. Sumter.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Carolina?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensional limits set by the state must apply for oversize shipping permits to travel on South Carolina roadways. Travel with oversize loads is not allowed during rush hours in high-density areas.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Carolina include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are South Carolina's Length Restrictions?

South Carolina has one of the least permissive length regulations on the east coast. No tandem tractor-trailers are allowed. Overhands as long as three feet in the front and six feet in the back are allowed. Passenger car combinations are restricted to 53 feet, with a 40-foot trailer limit.

Trailer length maximums in South Carolina include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Carolina?

Oversize transport permits for non-divisible heavy loads are available from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. South Carolina allows loads with oversize permits to travel between ½-hour past sunrise to ½-hour before sunset on Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed on Sunday and major holidays. In high-density areas, oversize transports are not permitted during rush hour.

Shipments that exceed oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions allowed for oversize travel in South Carolina include:

Maximum Weight:  130,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height:   16 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are South Carolina's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Carolina. National equipment auction house Ritchie Brothers is located in Sumter. Jeff Martin operates an office in Pelzer. J.J. Kane is located in Florence.

Other equipment auction houses in South Carolina include:

  • Dukes Auction Group, North;
  • Joey Martin Auctioneers, Cope;
  • Johnny King Auctioneers, Hodges;
  • Kingstree Auctions, Kingstree;
  • Kissimmee Auctions, Spartanburg;
  • Nichols Equipment, Moncks Corner;
  • Nicholson Auction, Pamlico;
  • Worldnet Auctions, Greeleyville.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Carolina?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Carolina. United Rentals runs nearly 15 locations in South Carolina. Sunbelt Rentals only has three stores in the state. Herc Rentals operates four offices in South Carolina.

Other equipment rental centers in South Carolina include:

  • Blue Star Rental, North Augusta;
  • Equipment Rental Services, Sumter;
  • Hills Machinery, Columbia;
  • May Heavy Equipment, Summerville;
  • Murdaugh Rental Center, Ridgeland;
  • Richardson Service, Conway;
  • Sumter Rental Equipment, Sumter;
  • Thompson Rental, Lexington.

Florida Shipping FAQs

What Are Florida's Major Cities And Roadways?

Florida is the 22nd largest state in the country. From north to south, the state is nearly 450 miles long. Florida also is almost 330 miles long at its widest, in the north. The major north-south roadways are I-95 and I-75, both of which run from Georgia to Miami. The main east-west highways include 1-10, between Orlando and Tampa, and I-4, which travels between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

Florida continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2017, seven cities in Florida were among the 25 fastest growing towns in America (Orlando, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Lakeland, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale). The 10 largest cities in the state are:

  1. Jacksonville;
  2. Miami;
  3. Tampa;
  4. Orlando;
  5. Petersburg;
  6. Hialeah;
  7. Tallahassee;
  8. Port St. Lucie;
  9. Fort Lauderdale;
  10. Cape Coral.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Florida?

Loads that exceed any of the dimensional limits set by the state require oversize permits. Trailers weighing 3,000 pounds or more need separate brake systems to operate legally in Florida. In addition to brake lights, all trailers must have lights for the tail, the turn signal and the license plates. Trailers also are required to display reflectors and tote safety chains.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Florida include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight;

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Florida's Length Restrictions?

Regulations regarding the length of towed trailers in Florida are near the standards set by most states, except for trailer length. For 53-foot trailers, the kingpin must be set at least 41 feet from the center axel. Most states limit trailer length to less than 30 feet, but Florida allows longer trailers than most states. Travel trailers are limited to 40 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Florida include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Florida?

The Florida Department of Transportation issues permits for hauling oversized loads within the state. Oversize load transport is allowed from ½-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset during weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed during major holiday weekends. Escort vehicles are required if the load is more than 95-feet long, or more than 14-feet tall, or more than 12-feet wide.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Florida include:

Maximum Weight:  199,000 for 11 axels;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Florida's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction in Florida. The Florida Winter Auctions in March feature major heavy equipment auctions by Ritchie Brothers (Davenport), Yoder & Frey (Kissimmee), and Alex Lyons and Sons (Winter Garden). Operated in conjunction with Iron Planet, the Richie Brothers Winter auction is one of the largest heavy equipment auctions in the world.

Other equipment auction houses in Florida include:

  • J. Kane, Riviera Beach;
  • First Coast Auction, Jacksonville;
  • Garner & Associates, Bartow;
  • Graham Auction, Tequesta;
  • Insight Auctioneers, Sebring;
  • Midway Machinery and Auction, Midway;
  • Tampa Machinery Auction, Thonotosassa;
  • Weeks Auction, Ocala.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Florida?

Freedom Heavy Haul ships equipment to and from every rental center in Florida. United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals each have more than 50 locations in Florida. Compact Power Equipment also has several branches in Florida.

Other heavy equipment rental centers in Florida include:

Allstar Equipment, West Palm Beach;

Alltool Rental, Fort Lauderdale;

B&M Equipment, Jacksonville;

Beard Equipment, Tallahassee;

Briggs Equipment, Orlando;

Herc Rentals, Tampa;

Miami Tool Rental, Miami;

Sandy Andy’s, Ormond Beach.

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