Illinois To Louisiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Illinois to Louisiana? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Illinois to Louisiana, we can provide everything 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.

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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.

Louisiana Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Louisiana and any other state in the union. Louisiana is one of the most important agricultural states in the country. With more than 7,700 miles of coastline, the state also produces about a quarter of the seafood harvested in the US each year. Louisiana is a major producer of rice, corn, soybeans and sugar cane. The state has nearly 30,000 farms, all of which require heavy agricultural equipment transportation from time to time. A big logging state, Louisiana maintains more than 14 million acres of forest. John Deere builds motor scrapers, sugarcane harvesters, sugarcane loaders and landscape loaders at its plant in Thibodeaux. Louisiana features 14 ports, with seven on the Mississippi River and two on the Gulf of Mexico;

  • Port of Alliance;
  • Port of Baton Rouge;
  • Port of Bellevue;
  • Port of Fourchon;
  • Port of Gramercy;
  • Port of Krotz Springs;
  • Port of Lake Charles;
  • Port of Morgan City;
  • Port of New Orleans;
  • Plaquemines Port;
  • Port of Shreveport/Bossier;
  • Bernard Port;
  • Port of S. Louisiana;
  • Port of Terrebonne.

What Are Louisiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Louisiana is the 31st biggest state in the union by acreage. The state is nearly 380 miles long and almost 130 miles wide. Louisiana only has about 60,000 miles of public roadways, less than 1,000 miles of which is interstate highway. In the northern portion of the state, I-20 runs east/west between and Mississippi and Texas. I-10 also travels east/west across the state, linking New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southern portion of the state. Louisiana’s main north/south interstate is I-49, which runs between Lafayette and Shreveport.

With more than 350,000 people, New Orleans remains the largest city the in the state. But Baton Rouge and Shreveport each have more than 200,000 residents. Surprisingly, New Orleans, which has added nearly 50,000 residents since 2009, was the fastest growing city in Louisiana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Louisiana are:

  1. New Orleans;
  2. Baton Rouge;
  3. Shreveport;
  4. Metairie;
  5. Lafayette;
  6. Lake Charles;
  7. Kenner;
  8. Bossier City;
  9. Monroe;
  10. Alexandria.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Louisiana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Louisiana.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Louisiana include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Louisiana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Louisiana are similar to rules in other southern states. On designated routes, the maximum length is 59 feet 6 inches. Notice that the trailer-length limit, at 50 feet, is slightly shorter than the normal 53 feet. Twin trailers are limited to 30 feet in length.  The state permits overhang of four feet in the front and eight feet in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Louisiana include:

Total length: 65 feet on non-designated routes;

Trailer length: 50 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Louisiana?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Louisiana can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation and Development. The movement of oversize loads is allowed from between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays on Monday through Saturday. Loads that are less than 100,000 pounds, 9o-feet long and 12-feet wide can travel from ½-hour before sunset until 1 p.m. on Sundays. No transportation of oversize equipment is permitted on major holidays. Oversize loads must avoid bridges near New Orleans during morning and evening rush hours.

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

Maximum Weight:  152,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Louisiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Louisiana. There are no national auction houses in Louisiana, which opens up room for independent businesses to operate.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Louisiana include:

  • Action Auction, West Monroe;
  • Bonnette Auction, Alexandria;
  • Bruchhaus & Bruchhaus, Elton;
  • Guinn Auction, Jennings;
  • Henderson Auctions, Livingston;
  • Mid South Machinery, West Monroe;
  • Pederson & Pederson, Lake Charles;
  • Sunbelt Auction, Winnsboro.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Louisiana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Louisiana. United Rentals has more than 15 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 15 stores in Louisiana. Scott Equipment operates a dozen rental locations spread throughout the state. General Rental Center has two stores in the state, in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Herc Rentals runs a store in Baton Rouge.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Louisiana include:

  • Amite Rent All, Amite City;
  • Blue Line Rental, Alexandria;
  • Everything Rental Center, Opeiousas;
  • H&E Equipment, Baton Rouge;
  • Oge’s Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Lafayette Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Louisiana Cat, Reserve;
  • New Orleans Rental Center, Kenner.

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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 Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

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. 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! Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Contact us right away

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