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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to Illinois. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Pennsylvania to Illinois, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. 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. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

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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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.

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