Florida To South Dakota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Florida to South Dakota heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Florida to South Dakota can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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.

The key to success is communication. 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. 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. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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 Dakota Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between South Dakota and any other state in the union. South Dakota is one of the most important farming states in the nation. The state has more than 30,000 farms, and ranks as one of the top 10 producers of more than 20 commodities. That state is the top sunflower producer in the nation, and it ranks second in honey and oats. There are more bison in South Dakota than reside in any other state. The state also is a leading producer of beef cattle and lamb products. The large number of agricultural operations in South Dakota means plenty of opportunity to transport heavy farm equipment. With coal and shale oil deposits, South Dakota also is a large energy producer. There’s a large need for transporting oil-and-gas drilling equipment and machinery to and from South Dakota. Nearly 70% of the freight traffic in the state is through-traffic that initiates and concludes in other states.

What Are South Dakota's Major Cities And Roadways?

South Dakota is the 17th largest state in the nation. It’s 380 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. South Dakota maintains more than 83,000 miles of public roadways. Almost 700 miles of road in the state represents interstate highways. Two major interstates operate in South Dakota, both of which run through Sioux Falls. Traveling north/south, I-20 connects North Dakota with Nebraska. Running east/west, I-80 links Minnesota with Iowa.

Only three states – Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska – have a lower level of population than South Dakota. Sioux Falls has the most residents of any city in South Dakota. With more than 350,000 people, Sioux Falls is more than twice the size of Rapid City. Sioux Falls also was the fastest growing city in South Dakota in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Dakota are:

  1. Sioux Falls;
  2. Rapid City;
  3. Aberdeen;
  4. Brookings;
  5. Watertown;
  6. Mitchell;
  7. Yankton;
  8. Pierre;
  9. Huron;
  10. Spearfish.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Dakota?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in South Dakota. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while double axels can weight as much as 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Dakota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are South Dakota's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in South Dakota are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a maximum overhang in the front of three feet and a maximum overhang in the rear of six feet.

Trailer length maximums in South Dakota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Dakota?

Permits to ship oversize loads in South Dakota are available from the state Department of Public Safety. Oversize transport permits are valid for three days in South Dakota. The movement of oversize loads on South Dakota highways is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on each day of the week. Transporting oversize loads on major holidays is prohibited. If your load is travelling only on interstate highways in South Dakota, it can be as wide as 20 feet.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that South Dakota allows include:

Maximum Weight:   120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  16 feet.

What Are South Dakota's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Dakota.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in South Dakota include:

  • Agpro Auctions, Hettinger;
  • Girard Auction, Wakonda;
  • Goeman Auction, Lennox;
  • Interstate Auction Center, Brandon;
  • Jack Worlie Auction, Aberdeen;
  • Messner Auction, Rapid City;
  • Vold Auctioneers, Britton;
  • Wieman Auction, Marion.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Dakota?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Dakota. United Rentals, the largest rental center chain in the country, has two locations in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates a store in South Dakota. Titan Machinery maintains stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Ditch Witch of South Dakota also runs stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Other independent equipment rental centers in South Dakota include:

  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Black Hills Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • Dakota Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • JGE, Aberdeen;
  • Jenner Equipment, Rapid City;
  • RDO Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Rushmore Equipment, Black Hawk;
  • Time Equipment, Rapid City.

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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. Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. 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. 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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