Missouri To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Missouri to Illinois. Shipping heavy equipment from Missouri to Illinois 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. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. 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. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

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.

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If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. 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.

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