Florida To Alabama Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Florida to Alabama? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Florida to Alabama 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. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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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.

Alabama Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Alabama and any state in the union. Alabama is one of the nation’s leading farming states. The state has more than 40,000 farms, which average about 200 acres each. More than two-thirds of Alabama’s farming output is meat related. Poultry, beef cattle and cotton are the state’s main agricultural exports. Alabama is one of the leading producers of farm-raised catfish in the country. With so many agricultural endeavors, the state has a great need for shipping heavy farming equipment. Alabama also has the nation’s third largest supply of timber, behind only Georgia and Oregon. That leaves plenty of opportunity to transport heavy logging equipment into and out of the state. Alabama has six ports, with one on the Gulf of Mexico and three on the Tennessee River;

  • Port of Birmingham;
  • Port of Florence;
  • Port of Guntersville;
  • Port of Mobile;
  • Port of Montgomery;
  • Port of Tuscaloosa.

What Are Alabama's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the US by area. It’s nearly 330 miles long and almost 200 miles wide. The state operates and maintains more than 100,000 miles of public roadways. Alabama has more than 1,300 miles of interstate highways. I-10 crosses through Mobile as it runs east/west between Florida and Mississippi in the southern tip of the state. Two interstate combinations – I-20/59 and I-85/65 – slice diagonally between the northwest and southwest sections of the state. I-65 also runs north/south between Montgomery and the Arkansas state line.

Each of the three largest cities in the state – Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile have around 200,000 residents. The fastest growing cities in Alabama in 2017 were Fairhope and Daphne, two small towns on the eastern side of Mobile Bay. The 10 largest cities in Alabama are:

  1. Birmingham;
  2. Montgomery;
  3. Mobile;
  4. Huntsville;
  5. Tuscaloosa;
  6. Hoover;
  7. Dothan;
  8. Auburn;
  9. Decatur;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alabama?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensions allowed by Alabama law must apply for oversize transport permits to travel in the state. In Alabama, bulldozer blades more than 12-feet wide must be detached from the equipment during transport.

The maximum dimensions in Alabama include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alabama's Length Restrictions?

Alabama has one of most lenient total length laws in the country. Most states limit total length to less than 70 feet. The allowable length for a semi-trailer also is among the least restrictive in the nation. Twin trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches in length.

The maximum length regulations in Alabama include:

Total length: 85 feet;

Trailer length: 57 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alabama?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Alabama are available from the state Department of Transportation. The transportation of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset from Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed to travel during Sunday or major holidays. Shipments more 120 feet long are restricted from travel between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Oversize loads that exceed state regulations must apply for Super Load permits to travel in the Alabama. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Alabama include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Alabama's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alabama.

Other prominent auction houses in Alabama include:

  • American Auctioneers, Center;
  • Burton Farm & Construction, Newton;
  • Cowin Equipment, Birmingham;
  • Horton Auction, Toney;
  • W. Wood, Montgomery;
  • Pearce & Associates, Alabaster;
  • Shane Albright Auctions, Killen;
  • Southeast Auction, Tuscaloosa.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alabama?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alabama. United Rentals operates more than 15 stores in Alabama. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also has around 15 locations in the state. Thompson Cat Rental has nearly a half dozen stores in the state. Corwin Equipment has three locations in the state, including Mobile and Birmingham. AGF Machinery operates rental stores in Dothan and Enterprise.

Other prominent independent rental centers in Alabama include:

  • Beard Equipment, Mobile;
  • Daphne Rental Center, Daphne;
  • Pike Equipment Rental, Troy
  • Taylor Rental, Talladega;
  • River City Equipment Rental, Decatur;
  • Tiger Equipment Rental, Hartsele;
  • Weathers Rental Center, Albertville;
  • Winfield Tool & Equipment, Jasper.

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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. Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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