Colorado To Florida Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Colorado to Florida? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Colorado to Florida can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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

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Colorado Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Colorado and any other state in the union. Colorado is a mountainous state with most of its population concentrated in the Denver area. Even so, the state has grown by more than 30% since 2000. Denver has more than $4 billion worth of construction on tap as of 2018, with a forecast need of more than 200,000 construction workers in the next few years. With such a construction boom going on, the need for shipping heavy construction equipment in Colorado remains greater than ever. Colorado also is an important agricultural state in the country. With more than 30,000 farms, the state ranks first in the nation in the production of lambs and lamb products. It’s also third in the nation in the production of beef cattle. There’s also a great need for transporting heavy farm equipment in Colorado. More than 12,000 trucking companies operate in Colorado. The state is served by nine primary airports and two Class I railroads, BNSF Railways and Union Pacific Railroad.

What Are Colorado's Major Cities And Roadways?

Colorado is the eighth largest state in terms of acreage. The state is 380 miles long and 280 mile wide. There are more than 120,000 miles of roadways in the state, including nearly 1,000 miles of interstate highway. In Colorado, all major roads lead to Denver. Three major interstates meet in Denver. I-25 runs north/south through the city, connecting Wyoming with New Mexico. I-76 runs diagonally in the northeast corner if the state, linking Denver with Nebraska. On the east/west axis, I-70 travels through Denver as it runs between Kansas and Utah.

In terms of population, Colorado ranks 21st in the country. With more than 620,000 people, Denver is the largest city by population in Colorado. It has about 200,000 more residents than Colorado Springs. The fastest growing city in Colorado over the past seven years has been Greeley. The 10 largest cities in Colorado are:

  1. Denver;
  2. Colorado Springs;
  3. Aurora;
  4. Fort Collins;
  5. Lakewood;
  6. Thornton;
  7. Arvada;
  8. Westminster;
  9. Pueblo;
  10. Centennial.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Colorado?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Colorado. On designated highways, the height limit is 14 feet 6 inches. Single axels are limited to 27,000 pounds, while double axels are maxed out at 50,000 pounds (depending upon axel spacing.) A separate permit is required to transport an oversize load in Denver.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Colorado include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Colorado's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Colorado are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a front overhang of four feet and a rear overhang of 1o feet.

Trailer length maximums in Colorado include:

Total length: 75 feet total;

Trailer length: 57 feet 4 inches;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Colorado?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. Oversize loads are allowed to travel from sunrise to sunset every day. No oversize transport is permitted on major holidays.

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado are valid for five days.

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

Maximum Weight:   200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  150,000 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   17 feet.

What Are Colorado's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Colorado. National auction house Ritchie Brothers maintains an office in Longmont. They’re the only national auction house with a presence in Colorado.

Roller Auctions is a major auction house in Denver. Other prominent equipment auction houses in Colorado include:

  • Dickinsheet & Associates, Denver;
  • Harley D. Troyer Auctioneers, Fort Lupton;
  • Holt & Associates, Colorado Springs;
  • Jim’s Auction Services, Montrose;
  • Linnebur Auctions, Byers;
  • MH Bar Auctions, Calhan;
  • Miller & Associates, Brush;
  • Ross Auction, Colorado Springs.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Colorado?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Colorado. United Rentals, the nation’s largest equipment rental chain has nearly 15 locations in the state. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 10 stores in Colorado.

Wagner Equipment has multiple locations in Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs. Other independent equipment rental centers in Colorado include:

  • 4Rivers Equipment, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins;
  • Bill’s Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • CEC Contractors, Greeley and Erie;
  • H&E Equipment, Commerce City;
  • Farris Machinery, Colorado Springs;
  • Power Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Sunstate Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Titan Machinery, Colorado Springs.

Florida Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment safely between Florida and any other state in the country. As one of the leading agriculture production states in the nation, plenty of farm equipment is shipped into and out of Florida. The state also features a booming construction industry that depends upon efficient construction equipment transportation to thrive. The maximum speed allowed in Florida when towing a trailer is 65 miles per hour. Florida does not permit double-tandem towing. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 Florida employed the fourth most heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers in the country. Only Texas, California and Pennsylvania have more heavy-haul truck drivers. Florida has 14 ports in total, eight on the Gulf of Mexico and six on the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Jaxport;
  • Port Canaveral;
  • Port Everglades;
  • Port of Key West;
  • Port of Fort Pierce;
  • Port of Fernandina;
  • Port of Palm Beach;
  • Port of Pensacola;
  • Port of Port St. Joe;
  • Port of St. Petersburg;
  • Port of Tampa Bay;
  • Port Manatee;
  • Port Miami;
  • Port Panama City.

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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