Florida To Washington Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Florida to Washington heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Florida to Washington can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. 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.

Washington Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Washington and any other state in the union. Washington is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Nearly 100,000 more people migrate to the state than move away each year. The areas around Seattle and Tacoma are among the fastest growing large cities in America. As a result, the state is building schools and other public facilities at a record pace. Home construction growth continues to impress. In Washington, there is a steady need for quality transportation of heavy construction equipment. Agriculture is important in Washington. The state grows about two-thirds of the apples produced in Washington is the second-largest potato producer in the country, ranking just behind Idaho. The state also grows the fifth largest amount of wheat in the country. The state has an increasing need for heavy farm equipment shipping services. Washington features 10 ports, including eight on the Pacific Ocean;

  • Port of Bellingham;
  • Port of Bremerton;
  • Port of Clarkson;
  • Port of Everett;
  • Port of Olympia;
  • Port of Pasco;
  • Port of Port Angeles;
  • Port of Seattle;
  • Port of Tacoma;
  • Port of Vancouver.

What Are Washington's Major Cities And Roadways?

Washington is the is the 18th largest state by area in the country. Washington is 240 miles long and 360 miles wide. The state has more than 170,000 miles of roadways. Less than 600 miles of road in Washington is interstate highway. Washington features only three major interstates, I-5 runs north/south through Seattle, stretching from the Canadian border into Oregon. I-90 travels east/west from Seattle and into Idaho. In the middle of the state, I-82 breaks from I-90 and travels north/south int Oregon.

Washington is the 13th largest state in the country in terms of population. With more than 700,000 people, Seattle is more than three times as populous as any other city in the state. Auburn, a town south of Seattle, was the fastest growing city in Washington in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Washington are:

  1. Seattle;
  2. Spokane;
  3. Tacoma;
  4. Vancouver;
  5. Bellevue;
  6. Kent;
  7. Everett;
  8. Renton;
  9. Spokane Valley;
  10. Yakima.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Washington?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Washington. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weight 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Washington include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Washington's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Washington are similar to rules in other southern states. Designated roads allow trailers are long as 56 feet. A three-foot overhang is allowed in the front, and a 15-foot overhang (measured from the axel) is permitted in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Washington include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Washington?

In Washington, oversize transport permits are available from the state Department of Transportation.  The movement of permitted oversize loads is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Oversize transport is restricted at night in the major cities, such as Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

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

Maximum Weight: 110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Washington's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Washington. National auction house Ritchie Brothers operates auction houses in Olympia and Chehalis. The company also runs a location just across the border in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Online auction house biadadoo Auctions is headquartered in Kent.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Washington include:

  • Booker Auction, Eltopia;
  • Matson Equipment, Cheney;
  • Meridian Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Gary Montague Auctioneers, Spokane Valley
  • James G. Murphy, Kenmore;
  • Musser Brothers, Pasco;
  • Stokes Auction, Port Orchard;
  • Washington State Equipment, Tumwater.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Washington?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Washington. United Rentals operates nearly 10 locations in Washington. Sunbelt Rentals also operate about seven stores in the state. Star Rentals, the largest independent rental chain in the northwest, has nearly 15 locations in Washington. Herc Rentals has a store in Seattle.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Washington include:

  • Active Excavator Rentals, Monroe;
  • Bobcat Rentals, Tacoma;
  • NC Machinery, East Wenatchee;
  • Northwest Heavy Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Rent1 Equipment Rentals, Seattle;
  • Sonsray Machinery, Auburn;
  • Sound Equipment Rental, Snohomish;
  • Star Rentals, Seattle.

Nobody Hauls Like Freedom Heavy Haulers!

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

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. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. 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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