Rhode Island To Illinois Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Rhode Island to Illinois? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Rhode Island to Illinois transport decisions. 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.

Communication is the key. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

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? We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. 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.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. 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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