Connecticut To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Connecticut to Illinois heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Connecticut to Illinois 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. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

Communication is the key. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. 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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Connecticut Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Connecticut and any other state in the union. Connecticut relies largely upon services industries to fund its economy. The financial services industry once accounted for more than 15% of the state’s economic output. With the exodus of many large insurance and investment companies, the financial industry’s effect on the state’s economy has declined. However, the construction industry remains strong. More than 7 million people are employed in construction in Connecticut. The state has nearly 8,000 construction contractors. With such a robust industry, the need for the transport of heavy construction equipment remains high. Connecticut also does a lot of manufacturing. United Technologies employs tens of thousands of people in the state, while Lockheed manufactures helicopters in Stratford. General Dynamics builds submarines in Groton. The state is a hotbed for the transportation of heavy machinery and equipment. Connecticut operates three major ports:

  • Port of Bridgeport;
  • Port of New Haven;
  • Port of New London.

What Are Connecticut's Major Cities And Roadways?

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the country in terms of acreage, larger than only Delaware and Rhode Island. Connecticut has more than 45,000 miles or roadways, comparable to the miles of roads in Maine. Less than 400 miles of roads in the state consist of interstate highway. I-95, the busiest interstate in America, runs up the eastern coast of the state, connecting New York and Rhode Island. Slightly to the north, I-84 parallels I-95 as it runs through Hartford. I-91 goes north/south through Hartford as it runs between New Haven and the Massachusetts border.

Despite its size, Connecticut has the 29th largest population among US states. The five largest towns have between 100,000 and 15,000 residents each. While the state is generally losing population, Danbury is among the fastest growing cities in Connecticut. The 10 largest cities in Connecticut are:

  1. Bridgeport;
  2. New Haven;
  3. Stamford;
  4. Hartford;
  5. Waterbury;
  6. Norwalk;
  7. Danbury;
  8. New Britain;
  9. West Hartford;
  10. Greenwich.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Connecticut?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Connecticut. Single axels can weigh as much as 22,500 pounds each, while tandem axels are restricted to 45,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Connecticut include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Connecticut's Length Restrictions?

Connecticut has length regulations that are typical for the region. The state allows trailers as long as 53 feet on interstate highways, but it restricts length to 48 feet on non-designated roadways. Most states allow motor homes to be as long as 45 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Connecticut include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Connecticut?

The state Department of Transportation issues permits to transport oversize loads of heavy equipment in Connecticut. Shipments of oversized heavy equipment can proceed from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Loads that exceed 14-feet in height of 13 feet 6 inches in width are restricted to traveling between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday. Oversize travel permits are valid for three days in Connecticut.

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

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Connecticut's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Connecticut. Since purchasing Petrowsky Auctioneers a few years ago, Ritchie Brothers operates in North Franklin.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Connecticut include:

  • Best Buy Auctioneers, Stamford;
  • Capital Recovery, Enfield;
  • Davis Auctions, Prospect;
  • S. Eldridge Auctioneer, Willimantic;
  • Ingraham Auctions, Coventry;
  • Nor-Cal Auction Gallery, Norwich;
  • Sales Auction Company, Windsor Locks;
  • Stateline Auction Services, Canaan.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Connecticut?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Connecticut. United Rentals offers nearly 10 rental-location options in the state. Sunbelt Rentals operates three locations in Connecticut. There are half-a-dozen Taylor Rental Center locations in Connecticut.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Connecticut include:

  • A to Z Rental Centers, North Haven;
  • Connecticut Rental Center, Middletown;
  • Durante Rentals, Danbury;
  • East PBE, Newington;
  • F&W Equipment, Orange;
  • O. Penn Machinery, Newington;
  • K&H Equipment, Plainfield;
  • Sunview Equipment, Bridgeport.

Illinois Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Illinois and any other state in the union. Due to its location in the middle of the country, Illinois is home to more than 7,500 trucking companies. The state also hosts a number of heavy-equipment manufactures. Currently in the U.S., Caterpillar produces two excavator models at a facility in Aurora, Ill., where the also makes wheel loaders, soil and landfill compactors, wheel dozers and components. Caterpillar is based in Peoria. John Deere manufactures combines and harvesters in East Moline. Illinois has 11 ports, including five on the Mississippi River and two on Lake Michigan:

  • Port of Beardstown;
  • Port of Channahon;
  • Port of Chicago;
  • Port of Davenport;
  • Port of Granite City;
  • Port of Joliet;
  • Port of Lemont;
  • Port of Peoria;
  • Port of Quincy;
  • Port of Rock Island;
  • Port of Waukegan.

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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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

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.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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