Florida To Indiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Florida to Indiana heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Florida to Indiana, we can provide everything you need. It’s important that your heavy equipment haul transport is successful. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have year of experience with arranging heavy equipment transports. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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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.

Indiana Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Indiana and any other state in the union. Part of the northeastern freight corridor, Indiana has the fifth-largest flow of truck traffic in the nation.  About a third of the state’s truck traffic passes through the state on the way to another location. State officials expect freight traffic to increase by more than 60% by 2040. Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar builds large engines in Lafayette. Indiana has three ports, one on Lake Michigan and two on the Ohio River:

  • Port of Burns Harbor;
  • Port of Jeffersonville;
  • Port of Mount Vernon.

What Are Indiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Indiana has more than 90,000 miles of roadways, including 12,000 miles of major highways. The state is 250 miles long and 145 miles wide. It’s the 38th largest state in the union. The major north/south highways in Indiana are I-69 in the east and I-65 in the west, both of which operate north of Indianapolis. South of the state’s capital, I-65 runs into Kentucky. I-80/90 stretches east/west across the top of the state, I-70 runs east/west across the middle of the state and through Indianapolis, and I-64 travels east/west in the lower part of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana and the 12th largest city in America. But Bloomington is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Indiana are:

  1. Indianapolis;
  2. Fort Wayne;
  3. Evansville;
  4. South Bend;
  5. Carmel;
  6. Bloomington;
  7. Hammond;
  8. Gary;
  9. Lafayette;
  10. Columbus.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Indiana?

Shipments of heavy equipment that are non-divisible must fit within the maximum dimensions established by the state of Indiana. Loads that exceed the maximum dimensions need permits to travel within Indiana.  Equipment attachments such as blades and buckets must be disconnected from the equipment and hauled separately.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Indiana include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Indiana's Length Restrictions?

Indiana has one of the strictest overall length restrictions in the nation. Many states allow up to 70 feet of length, and most states permit as much as 65 feet. If you enter Indiana from another state with your load of heavy equipment, make sure your trailer is 60-feet long or less. Overhang is restricted to three feet on either end of the tractor trailer. The maximum length of trailers attached to pick-up trucks is 28-feet 6-inches.

Trailer length maximums in Indiana include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Indiana?

Permits for transporting oversize loads in Indiana are issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Travel with an oversize load is permitted from1/2-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Loads less than 10-feet wide also can travel all day Saturday. Loads that are more than 10-feet wide can travel between ½-hour before sunrise until noon on Saturdays. Permits are valid for up to two weeks after issuance.

Loads that exceed the oversize maximums must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions for an oversize load in Indiana include:

Maximum Weight:  200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are Indiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Indiana. With offices in Elberfeld and Mackey, Ritchie Brothers is the only national equipment auction house that maintains a presence in Indiana.

There are plenty of other professional heavy-equipment auction houses located in Indiana, including:

  • Cripes Auction Services, Tipton;
  • Don Smock Auction, Pendleton;
  • Jeff Boston Auction Services, Sullivan;
  • Key Auctioneers, Indianapolis;
  • Kraft Auction Services, Valparaiso;
  • Polk Auction, New Paris;
  • The Auction Company, Jasper;
  • Ted Everett Farm Equipment, Monrovia.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Indiana?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Indiana. United Rentals has a store in a half-dozen of the major cities in Indiana. Sunbelt Rentals has more than 10 outlets in the state. Many are located at Lowe’s stores. Herc Rentals also has a store in the state capital.

Other prominent equipment rental centers in Indiana include:

  • A Complete Rental Center, Henderson;
  • Greencastle Heavy Equipment, Greencastle;
  • Hoosier Tools, Indianapolis;
  • Mullin Rental Center, Indianapolis;
  • Rent A Center, Jasper;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Indianapolis;
  • Shipshe Rental Center, Shipshewana;
  • Wakarusa Heavy Equipment, Wakarusa.

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