Connecticut To South Carolina Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Connecticut to South Carolina? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Connecticut to South Carolina can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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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.

South Carolina Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between South Carolina and any other state in the union. Featuring a deep-water east coast port, South Carolina is one of the most important transportation hubs in the southeast. The state is a major producer of tobacco, soybeans, cotton and corn. Farmers ship plenty of heavy agricultural equipment throughout the state. Eighty percent of the freight shipped in South Carolina travels by tractor-trailer truck. Auto manufacturer BMW and airplane developer Boeing have established plants in the state, along with tire manufacturers Continental, Michelin and Bridgestone. On the heavy equipment side, Komatsu builds wheel loaders and forklifts at its plant in Newberry. South Carolina has two ports, including one on the Atlantic Ocean;

  • Port of Charleston;
  • Port of Georgetown.

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.

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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. 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. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

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