Florida To Minnesota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Florida to Minnesota heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Florida to Minnesota 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.

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. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. Call Freedom Heavy Haul to get your heavy equipment delivered with no hassles and on time!

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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.

Minnesota Shipping FAQs

Let Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment between Minnesota and any other state in the union. With more than 73,000 farms, Minnesota is one of the ten biggest farming states in the country. Minnesota ranks first in the production of peas, kidney beans, sweet corn and sugar beets. The state also raises the most turkeys in the nation. With all that farming going on, there’s a great need for transporting large agricultural equipment within the state. On the construction side, Minneapolis set a record in 2017 with more than $1 billion in building permits issued. Even though the city has decreased in population since 1950, the boom in rental apartment construction has continued. There is plenty of opportunity for shipping heavy equipment to construction sites in Minnesota. Minnesota has three ports, two on the Mississippi River and one on Lake Superior:

  • Port of Duluth;
  • Port of Minneapolis;
  • Port of St. Paul.

What Are Minnesota's Major Cities And Roadways?

Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the country by area. The state is nearly 600 miles ling and almost 350 miles wide. Minnesota has more than 130,000 miles of streets and highways, near the most in the nation. The state operates more than 900 miles of interstate highway. I-90 traverses the southern portion of the state on an east/west path. I-94 runs diagonally from the Iowa border in the northwest to Minneapolis-St. Paul in the southeast. I-35 runs north/south through Minneapolis-St. Paul in the eastern part of the state, between Duluth and the Wisconsin border.

With more nearly 700,000 people, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have a larger population than the rest of the top 10 cities in the state. Maple Grove, home to one of the largest shopping malls in the country, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Minnesota are:

  1. Minneapolis;
  2. Paul;
  3. Rochester;
  4. Bloomington;
  5. Duluth;
  6. Brooklyn Park;
  7. Plymouth;
  8. Maple Grove;
  9. Woodbury;
  10. Eagan.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Minnesota?

Heavy equipment transports that exceed the dimensional limits in Minnesota must apply for oversize permits to travel on roads in the state. The basic dimensional restrictions in Minnesota are similar to those in most states. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the movement of oversize loads during periods of snow and ice.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Minnesota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Minnesota's Length Restrictions?

Rules regarding the length of tractor trailers and recreational vehicles are less restrictive in Minnesota than in most states of the nation. Most states restrict overall length to less than 70 feet. You’re allowed three feet of overhang in the front and four feet of overhang in the rear. RV combos are limited to 70 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Minnesota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Minnesota?

Permits to transport non-divisible, oversize loads in Minnesota are available from the Department of Transportation. As long as your load is less than 110-feet long, 16-feet long and 14-feet 6 inches wide, you can transport your oversize load on any day of the week. Travel is allowed between 2 a.m. until 10 p.m. Holiday weekends are restricted between 2 p.m. the day for the until 2 p.m. the day after.

Loads that exceed oversize limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum measurements of oversize loads in Minnesota are:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: over 15 feet 6 inches requires a route survey;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Minnesota's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Minnesota. National heavy-equipment auction leader Ritchie Brothers has offices in Medford and Blooming Prairie. Local auctioneer Wayne Pike Auction has offices in Princeton.

Other equipment auction houses in Minnesota include:

  • Auctionblock, Audobon;
  • Heidelberger Farm Equipment, Pine City;
  • R.A.Y., Foley;
  • Loretto Equipment, Loretto;
  • Maring Auction, Kenyon;
  • Midwest Equipment, St. Charles;
  • Pfifer’s Auction, Moorehead;
  • Steffes Group, Litchfield.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Minnesota?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Minnesota. United Rentals has eight locations in the state. There are no Sunbelt Rentals in Minnesota. RDO Equipment operates at 10 locations throughout the state. There are two General Rental Centers in Minnesota, including one in St. Paul.

Other equipment rental centers in Minnesota include:

  • All Rental, Rice;
  • Aitkin Rental, Aitkin;
  • A-Z Rental Center, Eden Prairie;
  • Cook Building, Cook;
  • Clearwater Rental, Clearwater;
  • Lano Equipment, Loretto;
  • London Road Rental Center, Duluth;
  • Oakdale Rental Center, Oakdale.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! 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.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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