Florida To South Carolina Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Florida to South Carolina? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Florida to South Carolina, 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. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

Communication is the key. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. 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.

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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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Contact us right away

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