Florida To North Carolina Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Florida to North Carolina? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Florida to North Carolina transport decisions. 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.

Communication is the key. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

North Carolina Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between North Carolina and any state in the country. North Carolina is a major agricultural state that requires plenty of heavy equipment for farming. The state is the nation’s leading producer of poultry and egg products, sweet potatoes and tobacco. North Carolina farms about half of the tobacco produced in the US. On the construction side, the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle is one of the fastest growing regions of the country, where more than 1 million square feet of office space is added annually. The region expects to build more than 10,000 new homes through 2020. John Deere manufactures hydraulic excavators and skid loaders in Kernersville. The company also builds mowers and utility vehicles in Varina. The company also builds axle units for mining equipment at its new plant in Winston-Salem. North Carolina operates two ports, both of which are on the Atlantic Ocean;

  • Port of Morehead City;
  • Port of Wilmington.

What Are North Carolina's Major Cities And Roadways?

North Carolina is the 28th largest state. The state is more than 550 miles long and nearly 200 miles wide. North Carolina maintains more than 80,000 miles of roadways. The state has more than 1,200 miles of interstate highway. The nation’s busiest highway, I-95, runs north/south to the west of Raleigh. I-85 goes north-south in the middle of the state, running through Charlotte. Other north/south interstates include I-77 and I-26 in the western portion of the state. I-40 runs east/west completely across the state, linking Wrightsville Beach with Ashville.

With nearly 850,000 people, Charlotte is the most populous city in the state. It’s almost twice as big as Raleigh. Led by the small town of Garner, the cities in the Research Triangle of Raleigh-Durham were the fastest growing towns in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in North Carolina are:

  1. Charlotte;
  2. Raleigh;
  3. Greensboro;
  4. Durham;
  5. Winston-Salem;
  6. Fayetteville;
  7. Cary;
  8. Wilmington;
  9. High Point;
  10. Greenville.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In North Carolina?

Non-divisible shipments of heavy equipment that exceed the dimensional limits established by the state must apply for oversize transport permits to travel on North Carolina roadways. The basic dimensional limits in North Carolina are similar to those in the rest of the country. Oversize transportation permits are valid for 10 days in the state.

The maximum dimensional limits in the state include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are North Carolina's Length Restrictions?

The regulation of total length in North Carolina is among the most restrictive in the nation. Many states allow as much as 70 feet in total length, so make sure you’re within regulation. Pick-up truck trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches.

Restrictions on transport length in North Carolina include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In North Carolina?

Permits to ship oversize pieces of heavy equipment in North Carolina can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. Oversize transport is permitted between sunrise and sunset on Monday through Saturday. No movement is allowed on Sundays and major holidays. Loads taller than 14-feet 6-inches must employ escort vehicles with poles.

Loads that exceed the dimensional limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensional limits for oversize loads in North Carolina include:

Maximum Weight:  110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  14 feet.

What Are North Carolina's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in North Carolina. With an office in Concord, J.J. Kane is the only national auction house in North Carolina. Iron Horse Auction, a regional auction house, has an office in Rockingham.

Other prominent independent auction houses in North Carolina include:

  • Bradley’s Auction Services, Godwin;
  • Classic Auctions, Locust;
  • B. Harris, Warrenton;
  • Godley Auction, Charlotte;
  • Lloyd Meekins, Lumberton;
  • RDO Auction, Mt. Olive;
  • Rogers Auctioneers, Pittsboro;
  • Southeastern Auction, Chadburn.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In North Carolina?

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in North Carolina. United Rentals has more than 15 locations in North Carolina. Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 rental centers in the state. Carolina Cat operates a half dozen stores in the state. Herc Rentals has three locations in the state. Gregory Poole runs three rental locations in North Carolina. General Renters also has a number of locations in the state.

Other prominent rental centers in North Carolina include:

  • Bobcat of Ashville, Asheville;
  • Bobcat of Fayetteville, Fayetteville;
  • Gaston Rentals, Gaston;
  • General Rental Center, Durham;
  • H&E Equipment, Fletcher;
  • Koster Equipment, Franklin;
  • May Heavy Equipment, Clayton;
  • Rental Center, Shelby.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. 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 dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. 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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