Illinois To Indiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Illinois to Indiana? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Illinois to Indiana 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.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. 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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Illinois Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Illinois and any other state in the union. Due to its location in the middle of the country, Illinois is home to more than 7,500 trucking companies. The state also hosts a number of heavy-equipment manufactures. Currently in the U.S., Caterpillar produces two excavator models at a facility in Aurora, Ill., where the also makes wheel loaders, soil and landfill compactors, wheel dozers and components. Caterpillar is based in Peoria. John Deere manufactures combines and harvesters in East Moline. Illinois has 11 ports, including five on the Mississippi River and two on Lake Michigan:

  • Port of Beardstown;
  • Port of Channahon;
  • Port of Chicago;
  • Port of Davenport;
  • Port of Granite City;
  • Port of Joliet;
  • Port of Lemont;
  • Port of Peoria;
  • Port of Quincy;
  • Port of Rock Island;
  • Port of Waukegan.

What Are Illinois's Major Cities And Roadways?

The 25th largest state in the nation, Illinois is nearly 400 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. It’s the sixth most populous state in the country. Illinois has more than 18,000 miles of roadways. With more than 2,000 of those miles on interstate highways, Illinois ranks third in the country in terms of interstate exposure. The major north/south interstates in Illinois include I-57, which runs from Chicago to Missouri, and I-86, which runs diagonally from Chicago and into Missouri. On the east/west axis, I-80 goes between Chicago and Iowa; I-76 runs through Champaign and Springfield in the middle of the state; and I-64 and I-70 traverse the lower portions of Illinois.

With more than 2 1/2 million people, Chicago is by far the largest city in Illinois. But Sumner, a small town on the Indiana border, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Illinois are:

  1. Chicago;
  2. Aurora;
  3. Joliet;
  4. Naperville;
  5. Rockford;
  6. Springfield;
  7. Peoria;
  8. Elgin;
  9. Waukegan;
  10. Champaign.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Illinois?

If your load exceeds the basic dimensional maximums set by Illinois, you’ll need to apply for oversize permit to operate in the state. The requirements in Illinois are similar to the basic maximums for other states. Watch out for old bridges in the state. On non-designated highways, height limits are only eight feet.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Illinois include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Length Restrictions?

Length restrictions in Illinois are slightly shorter than they are in the rest of the country. For tractor trailers, Illinois allows three feet of overhang on each bumper. No passenger-vehicle combinations can exceed 42 feet in total length. The maximum allowable length for trailers towed by passenger vehicles is 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Illinois include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 42 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Transportation issues permits for oversized shipments. Loads that exceed the overweight maximums in Illinois must apply for Super Load permits. The state allows oversize loads to travel beginning ½-hour before sunrise every day of the week. On weekdays, transport must be completed by ½-hour after sunset. Sunday transports need to finish by noon. Major holidays are blacked out.

The maximum dimensions to qualify for an overweight permit in Illinois include:

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 145 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet 6 inches.

What Are Illinois's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Illinois. One of the largest equipment companies in the world, Ritchie Brothers, has an office in Morris. Another nationwide auction house, J.J. Kane, maintains a location in South Beloit.

Other equipment auction houses in Illinois include:

  • Almburg Auctioneering, Malta;
  • Dale Jones & Company, Aledo;
  • Centurion Service Group, Franklin Park;
  • Groff Equipment, Lawrence;
  • Martin Auction Services, Clinton;
  • Mowrey Auction, Milford;
  • Sullivan Auctioneers, Hamilton;
  • Anne Consignment Auction; St. Anne.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Illinois?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from rental centers located in Illinois. United Rentals operates more than 20 stores in Illinois. One location in Chicago specializes in aerial platform rentals. Sunbelt Rentals has more than a dozen locations in Illinois, including a rental service center in Sugar Grove.

Other equipment rental centers in Illinois include:

  • Big R Rental Center, Danville;
  • Burns Equipment, Waukegan;
  • Illinois Truck and Equipment, Morris;
  • Midwest Construction Rentals, Champaign;
  • MLB Rental Center, Charleston;
  • Rental Center USA, Mattoon;
  • RWCI Equipment, Flora;
  • Wirtz Rentals, Chicago.

Indiana Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Indiana and any other state in the union. Part of the northeastern freight corridor, Indiana has the fifth-largest flow of truck traffic in the nation.  About a third of the state’s truck traffic passes through the state on the way to another location. State officials expect freight traffic to increase by more than 60% by 2040. Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar builds large engines in Lafayette. Indiana has three ports, one on Lake Michigan and two on the Ohio River:

  • Port of Burns Harbor;
  • Port of Jeffersonville;
  • Port of Mount Vernon.

What Are Indiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Indiana has more than 90,000 miles of roadways, including 12,000 miles of major highways. The state is 250 miles long and 145 miles wide. It’s the 38th largest state in the union. The major north/south highways in Indiana are I-69 in the east and I-65 in the west, both of which operate north of Indianapolis. South of the state’s capital, I-65 runs into Kentucky. I-80/90 stretches east/west across the top of the state, I-70 runs east/west across the middle of the state and through Indianapolis, and I-64 travels east/west in the lower part of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana and the 12th largest city in America. But Bloomington is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Indiana are:

  1. Indianapolis;
  2. Fort Wayne;
  3. Evansville;
  4. South Bend;
  5. Carmel;
  6. Bloomington;
  7. Hammond;
  8. Gary;
  9. Lafayette;
  10. Columbus.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Indiana?

Shipments of heavy equipment that are non-divisible must fit within the maximum dimensions established by the state of Indiana. Loads that exceed the maximum dimensions need permits to travel within Indiana.  Equipment attachments such as blades and buckets must be disconnected from the equipment and hauled separately.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Indiana include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Indiana's Length Restrictions?

Indiana has one of the strictest overall length restrictions in the nation. Many states allow up to 70 feet of length, and most states permit as much as 65 feet. If you enter Indiana from another state with your load of heavy equipment, make sure your trailer is 60-feet long or less. Overhang is restricted to three feet on either end of the tractor trailer. The maximum length of trailers attached to pick-up trucks is 28-feet 6-inches.

Trailer length maximums in Indiana include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Indiana?

Permits for transporting oversize loads in Indiana are issued by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Travel with an oversize load is permitted from1/2-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Loads less than 10-feet wide also can travel all day Saturday. Loads that are more than 10-feet wide can travel between ½-hour before sunrise until noon on Saturdays. Permits are valid for up to two weeks after issuance.

Loads that exceed the oversize maximums must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions for an oversize load in Indiana include:

Maximum Weight:  200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are Indiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Indiana. With offices in Elberfeld and Mackey, Ritchie Brothers is the only national equipment auction house that maintains a presence in Indiana.

There are plenty of other professional heavy-equipment auction houses located in Indiana, including:

  • Cripes Auction Services, Tipton;
  • Don Smock Auction, Pendleton;
  • Jeff Boston Auction Services, Sullivan;
  • Key Auctioneers, Indianapolis;
  • Kraft Auction Services, Valparaiso;
  • Polk Auction, New Paris;
  • The Auction Company, Jasper;
  • Ted Everett Farm Equipment, Monrovia.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Indiana?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Indiana. United Rentals has a store in a half-dozen of the major cities in Indiana. Sunbelt Rentals has more than 10 outlets in the state. Many are located at Lowe’s stores. Herc Rentals also has a store in the state capital.

Other prominent equipment rental centers in Indiana include:

  • A Complete Rental Center, Henderson;
  • Greencastle Heavy Equipment, Greencastle;
  • Hoosier Tools, Indianapolis;
  • Mullin Rental Center, Indianapolis;
  • Rent A Center, Jasper;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Indianapolis;
  • Shipshe Rental Center, Shipshewana;
  • Wakarusa Heavy Equipment, Wakarusa.

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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. 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. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

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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