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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to Florida. Shipping heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to Florida can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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Pennsylvania Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Pennsylvania and any other state in the union. Surprisingly, the state is only the 33rd largest in the nation in square miles. It ranks fifth in population, though. The fourth largest food processing state, Pennsylvania ranks first among producers of chocolates, snack foods and animal foods. The state has more than 70,000 truck drivers. Pennsylvania is the only state with a deep-water port, an inland port and a port on one of the Great Lakes. The state maintains four ports, including one on the Atlantic Ocean and one on Lake Erie:

  • Port of Chester;
  • Port of Erie;
  • Port of Philadelphia;
  • Port of Pittsburgh.

What Are Pennsylvania's Major Cities And Roadways?

Pennsylvania is nearly 280 miles long and only 170 miles wide.  Pennsylvania has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including nearly 2,000 miles of interstate. I-80 runs east/west across the middle of the state, between New Jersey and Ohio. I-75 runs diagonally between New Jersey and Virginia in the southeast portion of the state. I-81 runs north/south in eastern Pennsylvania, while I-79 travels north/south in the western portion of the state.

With more than 1 1/2 million people, Philadelphia is by far the largest city in Pennsylvania. The second largest city in the state, Pittsburgh, has a little more than 300,000 residents. Valencia, which more than doubled in population between 2010 and 2018, is the fastest growing large city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Pennsylvania are:

  1. Philadelphia;
  2. Pittsburg;
  3. Allentown;
  4. Erie;
  5. Reading;
  6. Scranton;
  7. Bethlehem;
  8. Lancaster;
  9. Levittown;
  10. Harrisburg.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Pennsylvania?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s legal restrictions for weight, height, width and length must apply for oversize permits to travel in Pennsylvania. The dimensional maximums established by the state are roughly the same as most other states, including those in the northeast and midwest. Some roads are restricted to 8-feet in height.

Dimensional restrictions in the state of Pennsylvania include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Pennsylvania's Length Restrictions?

Pennsylvania, a big trucking state, allows a little bit longer loads on interstates and four-lane roads than most states. On undivided roads, the maximum length is 60 feet. You’re allowed a six-foot overhang in the rear and a four-foot overhang in the front.

Trailer length maximums in Pennsylvania include:

Total length: 70 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Pennsylvania?

Permits to transport oversize loads in Pennsylvania can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. The transport of loads that exceed the state’s dimensional maximums is restricted to between sunrise and sunset on weekdays. Oversize loads can be shipped from sunrise until noon on Saturday. Sundays and major holidays are blacked out.

You’ll need 7-foot-long banners with 18-inch letters displayed on the front and back of the transport vehicle. Red or orange flags must be attached to all four corners of the transport vehicle. The maximum dimensions allowed to qualify as an oversize load in Pennsylvania include:

Maximum Weight:  200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 160 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Pennsylvania's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your equipment to or from any auction house in Pennsylvania. Richie Brothers maintains multiple offices in the state, including one in Sinking Spring outside of Philadelphia. Hess Auction Group also has a number of locations in the state, and J.J. Kane has an office in Plymouth Meeting. Yoder & Frey is located in Darlington ad Alex Lyons & Sons can be found in Lebanon.

Other popular equipment auction houses in Pennsylvania include:

  • Fraley Auction, Muncy;
  • Hunyady Auctions, Hatfield;
  • Marion Auction, Chambersburg;
  • McGrew Equipment, Seven Valleys;
  • Porter Auction Group, Downingtown;
  • Quarrick Equipment and Auction, Uniontown;
  • Shetron Auction, Shippensburg;
  • Wohlgemuth Auction, Leoia.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Pennsylvania?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Pennsylvania. Sunbelt Rentals has nearly 20 stores in Pennsylvania, including five each in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. Likewise, United Rentals has almost 20 stores spread throughout the state, with a trench-safety location in Quakertown.

Other major equipment rental centers in Pennsylvania include:

  • A&R Rental Center, York;
  • Ahern Rentals, Eddystone;
  • Anderson Equipment, Bridgeville;
  • Best Line Equipment, State College;
  • General Rental Center, Cranberry Township;
  • Major Rental Center, Butler;
  • Priority Equipment Rental, Imperial;
  • Stahl’s Rental Center, Harrisburg.

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. 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.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. 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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