Ohio To Michigan Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Ohio to Michigan heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Ohio to Michigan, we can provide everything you need. 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.

The key to success is 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. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. 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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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.

Michigan Shipping FAQs

Select Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Michigan and any other state in the union. Michigan is a leading producer of sand and gravel for construction sites. Though the amount of acreage under cultivation has decreased recently, farming also accounts for a large portion of the state’s income. Almost 10 tons of transportation equipment is hauled through Michigan each year. Nearly 100,000 weight-based trucks are registered in Michigan. As one of the leading boating states in the nation, Michigan has more than 1 million registered trailers. Michigan has six ports, with two on Lake Superior and two on Lake Huron:

  • Port of Algonac;
  • Port of Alpena;
  • Port of Bay City;
  • Port of Calcite;
  • Port of Detroit;
  • Port of Wyandotte Harbor.

What Are Michigan's Major Cities And Roadways?

Michigan is more than 450 miles long and nearly 400 miles wide. When you include the Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country. The state has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including 1,200 miles of interstate highways. In Michigan, I-75 goes north/south from Sault St. Marie on the Canadian border to Detroit. I-69 runs diagonally north/south from Lake Superior to the Indiana border. I-96 travels east/west from Muskegon to Detroit. I-94 also runs east/west in the lower portion of the state, from St. Joseph to Detroit. Except for a short stretch of I-75, there are no interstate highways in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the nation. Nearly 10 million people live in the state. With more than 600,000 people, Detroit remains the largest city by population in Michigan. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Michigan are:

  1. Detroit;
  2. Grand Rapids;
  3. Warren;
  4. Sterling Heights;
  5. Ann Arbor;
  6. Lansing;
  7. Flint;
  8. Dearborn;
  9. Livonia;
  10. Westland.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Michigan?

If your heavy equipment shipment exceeds the dimensional limits established in Michigan, you’ll need to apply for oversize shipping permits to travel in the state. Oversize permits can take as long as 10 days to process. Frost and thaw regulations that restrict travel on icy roads run from February through April.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Michigan include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Michigan's Length Restrictions?

Michigan is one of the northern states that permits dual trailers, which can be as long as 75 feet. The maximum length for trailers, 65 feet, is longer than most states permit. On non-designated roadways, the maximum trailer length is 50 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang on the front bumper and a 4-foot overhang on the rear bumper, which is part of the overall length calculations. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Michigan include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 65 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Michigan?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Michigan roadways are available from the state Department of Transportation. During weekdays, oversize transport is restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset. On weekends, only shipments less than feet long, feet high and feet wide are allowed to travel. Motor homes longer than 105 feet are considered Super Loads.

The maximum dimensions allowed for an oversize load in Michigan include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds or more requires bridge study;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Michigan's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Michigan. Ritchie Brothers, the largest equipment auction house in the country, runs four locations in Michigan. National competitor J.J. Kane maintains an office in Charlotte.

Repocast has three locations in Michigan. Other major equipment auction houses in Michigan include:

  • Art Smith Auctioneers, Cedar Springs;
  • Assets Now, Ferndale;
  • Big Bear Auction, Eau Claire;
  • Brian Hasty Auction, Tekonsha;
  • Miedema Auctioneering, Wayland;
  • RJ Montgomery, Plymouth;
  • Rowley’s Auction Services; Attica
  • Vander Kolk Auction, Dorr.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Michigan?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any rental-center location in Michigan. Sunbelt Rentals operates seven equipment-rental locations in the state, including a Power and Pump dealer in Shelby Charter Township. United Rentals also has seven locations in Michigan.

AIS Construction Equipment has five rental locations in the state. Other equipment rental centers in Michigan include:

  • Herc Rentals, Erie;
  • Carleton Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Cloverdale Equipment, Norton Shores;
  • Fader Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Grand Equipment, Huntington;
  • McAllister Rentals, Midland and Traverse City;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Holt;
  • Universal Rent All, Cadillac.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. 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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