Indiana To South Dakota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Indiana to South Dakota. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Indiana to South Dakota transport decisions. 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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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.

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.

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. 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. 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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