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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Ohio to Florida. Shipping heavy equipment from Ohio to Florida 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.

Communication is the key. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. Call Freedom Heavy Haul to get your heavy equipment delivered with no hassles and on time!

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Ohio Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Ohio and any other state in the union. In addition to a large agricultural workforce, Ohio has more than 20,000 people employed in the construction industry. As the population of the state expands, transportation of heavy equipment in Ohio is on the rise. Ohio has the third largest manufacturing workforce in the country, trailing only California and Texas. The state also is the largest manufacturer of plastics, fabricated metals, electrical equipment and appliances in the nation. Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants in the country. Ohio operates eight ports, seven of which serve Lake Erie:

  • Port of Ashtabula;
  • Port of Cincinnati;
  • Port of Cleveland;
  • Port of Fairport;
  • Port of Huron;
  • Port of Loraine;
  • Port of Sandusky;
  • Port of Toledo.

What Are Ohio's Major Cities And Roadways?

Measuring 220 miles by 220 miles, Ohio is a near-perfect square. It’s the 34th most populous state, but accounts for more than Ohio has more than 110,000 miles of roadways. The state has more than 4,000 miles of interstate highways, fourth in the nation. The major east/west interstates in Ohio include I-80, which runs across the top of the state, and I-70, which goes through Columbus in the middle of the state. I-77 runs north/south in the eastern part of Ohio, while I-79 goes north/south in the western portion of the state.

With more than 800,000 people, Columbus is the city with the largest population in Ohio. The capital city is almost twice as large as the second-biggest city in the state, Cleveland. Interestingly, Columbus also is the fastest growing city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Ohio are:

  1. Columbus;
  2. Cleveland;
  3. Cincinnati;
  4. Toledo;
  5. Akron;
  6. Dayton;
  7. Parma;
  8. Canton;
  9. Youngstown;
  10. Loraine.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Ohio?

Heavy loads that exceed the state’s limits for weight, height, width or length must apply for permits to travel on roads in Ohio. Farm Equipment Permits, which allow unlimited movement of farm machinery between farms and dealers, are available. Width is limited to 14 feet for Farm Equipment permits.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Ohio include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Ohio's Length Restrictions?

As part of the northeastern transportation corridor, Ohio allows tractor-trailers to be longer than most states. In Ohio, 75-foot combination trailers are permitted to operate. Loads that are more than 90-feet long require escort vehicles. Length restrictions on trailers and motor homes are on par with rules in the rest of the country.

Trailer length maximums in Ohio include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Ohio?

Oversize transport permits in Indiana are issued by the Department of Transportation. The shipping of oversize loads is permitted from ½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset, Monday through Saturday. No oversize transports are allowed on major holidays, including Easter Friday and the entire weekend.

Oversize loads that are 10-feet in width or more, or exceed length limits, require 7-foot wide signs with 18-inch letters posted in the front and back. The maximum allowable limits for oversized loads in Ohio are:

Maximum Weight:  120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 160 feet total;

Maximum Height: 14 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 14 feet.

What Are Ohio's Major Auction Houses?

Contact Freedom Heavy Hail to haul your heavy equipment to or from any equipment auction house in Ohio. Ritchie Brothers is located in South Vienna, a suburb of Springfield. Yoder & Frey maintains multiple offices in Ohio. The national firm holds farm-machinery auctions in Archbold. Alex Lyons & Sons also has a location in Delaware.

Other prominent equipment auction houses in Ohio include:

  • Ben Higgins Auctioneers, Marion;
  • Buddy Barton Auction, Beachwood;
  • Chalker’s Auctions, Southington;
  • Cincinnati Industrial Auctions, Cincinnati;
  • Dunn Deal Auctions, Stoutsville;
  • Myron Bowling Auctions, Fairfield;
  • Thompson Auctioneers, Fairborn;
  • Tri Green Interstate Equipment, London.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Ohio?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any equipment rental center in Ohio. National leader United Rentals maintains around 10 rental locations in Ohio, including a trench-safety office in Fairfield. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals, which has locations inside Lowe’s stores, has nearly a dozen offices in Ohio.   

Ohio CAT Rentals operates nearly a half dozen offices in Ohio. Southeastern Equipment also runs a handful of equipment rental stores it the state. Other major equipment rental centers in Ohio include:

  • American Rental Center, Akron;
  • Construction Equipment and Supplies, Sandusky;
  • Goss Rental Center, Zanesville;
  • Hamilton Rental Center, Hamilton;
  • Madison Rental Center, Madison;
  • Saving Rental Center, Logan.

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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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

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. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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