Rhode Island To Florida Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Rhode Island to Florida? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Rhode Island to Florida, 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.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of 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. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. 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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Rhode Island Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Rhode Island and any other state in the union. Financial services have overtaken manufacturing as the most important factor in the Rhode Island economy. Manufacturing in the state has declined by about one third, while financial services companies share of the economy has increased by nearly the same amount. The state remains active in the construction market. Nearly one billion dollars is spent every year on non-residential housing. Spending on residential housing tops $800 million each year. Shipping heavy construction equipment in Rhode Island remains an important task. Like many northeastern states, greenhouse and nursery products are the top agricultural products that Rhode Island produces. Even though Rhode Island has a large coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, it has only one major port:

  • Port of Providence.

What Are Rhode Island's Major Cities And Roadways?

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation in terms of square miles. The state is less than 40 miles long and less than 50 miles wide. With around 12,000 miles of roadway, Rhode Island is second to Hawaii as the state with the least miles of highway. The state has less than 400 miles of interstate highway. I-95, which runs north/south through Providence, connects Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Rhode Island is tied with Montana for the 6th smallest population of any state in the country. Providence, which has more than 180,000 residents, is more than twice as populous as any other city in the state. Neighboring East Providence and North Providence also are among the biggest cities in the state. With its already large population, Providence is one of the slowest growing cities in America. The 10 largest cities in Rhode Island are:

  1. Providence;
  2. Fall River;
  3. Warwick;
  4. Cranston;
  5. Pawtucket;
  6. East Providence;
  7. Woonsocket;
  8. Coventry;
  9. Cumberland;
  10. North Providence.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Rhode Island?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Rhode Island. Single axels are limited to 22, 400 pounds. Tandem axels must weight 36,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Rhode Island include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Rhode Island's Length Restrictions?

Rhode Island does not regulate overall length, only trailer length. The trailer length maximum on non-designated highways is 48 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Rhode Island include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Rhode Island?

Oversize shipping permits to ship heavy equipment in Rhode Island can be purchased from the state Division of Motor Vehicles.  Oversize loads can travel from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunrise on weekdays. Movement of oversize loads is not permitted on weekends or major holidays. Oversize permits in Rhode Island are valid for five days.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that Rhode Island allows include:

Maximum Weight: 145,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 17 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 17 feet.

What Are Rhode Island's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Rhode Island. None of the national auction houses have a branch office in Rhode Island.

The most prominent independent equipment auction houses in Rhode Island include:

  • Bill Spicer Auction Company, Exeter;
  • Bruneau & Company Auctioneers, Cranston;
  • Circa Auction Gallery, Pawtucket;
  • Irving Schechtman & Company, Pawtucket;
  • Motherbee’s Auction, East Greenwich;
  • Stockwell Equipment Company, Riverside;
  • Salvador Auctions, Narragansett;
  • Surplus Solutions, Woonsocket.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Rhode Island?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Rhode Island. United Rentals maintains two rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has a pair of stores in Rhode Island.

Compact Power Equipment runs more than a half dozen stores in the state. Taylor Rental Center also has numerous equipment rental locations in Rhode Islands. Other independent equipment rental centers in Rhode Island include:

  • Charlestown Equipment Rentals, Charlestown;
  • Construction Equipment Rental, Johnston;
  • N. Wood Company, Johnston;
  • Job-Site Equipment, Warwick;
  • Milton CAT, Cranston;
  • Northstar Equipment, Warwick and Cumberland;
  • Quality Rental Center, Providence and Pawtucket;
  • TLC Equipment Rentals, West Greenwich.

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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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. 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. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. 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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