Missouri To Louisiana Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Missouri to Louisiana? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Missouri to Louisiana can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

The key to success is communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

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.

Nobody Hauls Like Freedom Heavy Haulers!

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. 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.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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