Missouri To Florida Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Missouri to Florida? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Missouri to Florida transport decisions. 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.

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Missouri Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Missouri and any other state in the union. Missouri has the second largest number of farms in the country. With nearly 100,000 agricultural operations in the state, shipping heavy farm equipment is big business in Missouri. Each farm averages about 270 acres. The state ranks second in the nation behind Texas in beef cattle production, fourth in the country in rice production and fifth in the country in the number of turkeys produced each year. More than 5 million acres of soybeans are planted in Missouri each year. Since Missouri is within 500 miles of seven of the largest transportation hubs in the country, the state is a trucking stalwart. More than 12,000 trucking companies are headquartered in the state. Missouri operates three ports, with two on the Mississippi River;

  • New Madrid County Port;
  • Port of Kansas City;
  • Port of St. Louis.

What Are Missouri's Major Cities And Roadways?

Missouri is the 21st biggest in the country in terms of acreage. Missouri is about 300 miles long and nearly 240 miles wide. The state has more than 230,000 miles of roadway, which is the sixth greatest amount in the nation. Interstate highways account for nearly 2,300 miles of highway in the state. I-70 links the states two largest cities, Kansas City and St. Louis, by running east/west between Kansas and Illinois. I-44 goes diagonally between St. Louis and the Kansas border in the southwest corner of the state. I-29 and I-30 both run north/south between Kansas City and Iowa. I-53 goes north/south between St. Louis and Arkansas.

Missouri has the 18th most people of any state in the country. With more than 450,000 people, Kansas City is the largest city in the state by population. St. Louis has nearly 320,000 people. Wentzville, a town northwest of St. Louis, has been the fastest growing city in Missouri over the past decade. The 10 largest cities in Missouri are:

  1. Kansas City;
  2. Louis;
  3. Springfield;
  4. Independence;
  5. Columbia;
  6. Lee’s Summit;
  7. O’Fallon;
  8. Joseph;
  9. Charles;
  10. Peters.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Missouri?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Missouri. Single axles are restricted to 20,000 pounds each. Tandem axels can weight a maximum of 46,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Missouri include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Missouri's Length Restrictions?

Missouri’s length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport are fairly lenient compared with most states’ rules. Many states restrict combination trailers to less than 70 feet. Loads more than 90-feet long require an escort vehicle.

Trailer length maximums in Missouri include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length:  60 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Missouri?

Oversize permits to ship heavy equipment in Missouri are available from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset every day of the week. Weekend travel is restricted for loads greater than 14-feet in width. Travel with oversize loads during morning and evening rush hours in major cities, including St. Louis, is restricted.

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

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Missouri's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Missouri. Ritchie Brothers, the nationwide leader in heavy equipment auctions, maintains a location in Odessa. J.J. Kane has an office in Wright City.

Wheeler Auctions has locations in Paris and Vandalia. The most prominent equipment auction houses in Missouri include:

  • BCL Auction, St. Louis;
  • B&S Equipment Auction, Galatin;
  • Clines Equipment, Crane;
  • Cook Auction, Clinton;
  • DeWitt Auction, Sykeston;
  • Diamond S Auction, Bolivar;
  • Foreman Auction, Springfield;
  • Taylor Auction, Brashear.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Missouri?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Missouri. United Rentals operates more than 12 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has nearly a dozen stores in Missouri. Herc Rentals is in St. Louis and Springfield.

KC Bobcat has stores in Blue Springs and Platte City. Luby Equipment has multiple locations in the state. Other independent equipment rental centers in Missouri include:

  • Bobcat of Columbia, Amite City;
  • Bobcat of Springfield, Alexandria;
  • Foley Equipment, Kansas City and St. Joseph;
  • Heavy Equipment Resources, St. Charles;
  • Kirby Smith, St. Louis;
  • Murphy Tractor, Springfield;
  • Superior Rents, Springfield;
  • Wiese USA, Kansas City.

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.

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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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