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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Ohio to Illinois. Shipping heavy equipment from Ohio to Illinois 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. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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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.

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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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? 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. 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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