Rhode Island To Iowa Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Rhode Island to Iowa? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Rhode Island to Iowa, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

The key to success is communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. 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.

Iowa Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Iowa and any other state in the union. Lots of farming means lots of farming equipment transportation in Iowa. Iowa has more than 80,000 farm operations, most in the country. John Deere also has extensive manufacturing operations in Iowa. The company produces planters, sprayers and cotton harvesters in Ankeny; articulated dump trucks, motor graders and loggers in Davenport; dozers and loaders in Dubuque; and hay and forage equipment in Ottumwa. Deere makes agricultural tractors in Waterloo. Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping any new Deere equipment from Iowa to any location in the country. Iowa has three ports, two of which are on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Burlington;
  • Port of Dubuque;
  • Port of Keokuk.

What Are Iowa's Major Cities And Roadways?

Iowa is the 26th largest state. The state is 300 miles long and 200 miles wide. Iowa maintains more than 110,00 miles of roadway, but less than 800 miles of roads in the state are interstate highways. An extensive network of state highways intersects with Iowa’s interstates to provide access to towns and cities. There are more public roadways in Iowa than there are interstate highways in the rest of the country. I-80, the state’s only east/west interstate, goes between Illinois and Nebraska, running through Des Moines. I-35 runs perpendicular to I-80 in the middle of the state, traveling between the borders with Minnesota and Missouri. I-28 also runs north/south in the western portion of the state, connecting Sioux City with Missouri.

Iowa has the 30th largest state population in the country. A little more than 3 million people live in Iowa. With more than 200,000 people, Des Moines is the most populous city in Iowa. Tiffin, a small town in eastern Iowa, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Iowa are:

  1. Des Moines;
  2. Cedar Rapids;
  3. Davenport;
  4. Sioux City;
  5. Iowa City;
  6. Waterloo;
  7. Ames;
  8. West Des Moines;
  9. Council Bluffs;
  10. Dubuque.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Iowa?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s maximum dimensions must apply for oversize permits to operate in Iowa. Oversize loads must be equipped with flashing strobe lights and warning banners on the front and back. The banners must be at least 7-feet long with lettering at least 10-inches tall.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Iowa include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Iowa's Length Restrictions?

The length restrictions for tractor-trailer transport in Iowa are similar to laws in the rest of the nation. The state allows tandem tractor-trailers up to 70 feet in length. Like motor homes, travel trailers are restricted to 45 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Iowa include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Iowa?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Iowa roadways can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. If the vehicle is less than 100-feet long, 11-feet wide and 14-feet 4-inches tall, your oversize load can travel at any hour. Otherwise, operations are restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day. Shipments that exceed oversize load maximums must travel as Super Loads.

Maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Iowa include:

Maximum Weight: 132,000 pounds on seven axles;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 18 feet.

What Are Iowa's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Iowa. Ritchie Brothers has offices in Des Moines and Burlington. Steffes Group and Sullivan Auctioneers, two prominent midwestern auction houses, both are located in Mt. Pleasant. Jeff Martin Auctioneers has an office in Ottumwa

Other equipment auction houses in Iowa include:

  • Carroll Machinery Auction, Carroll;
  • Dick Backes Auctioneers, Raymond;
  • Hallberg Auction Services, Ogden;
  • Hilpipre Auction, Waterloo;
  • Taylor & Martin Auctioneers, Sioux City;
  • Yoder Auction Services; Kalona.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Iowa?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Iowa. Sunbelt Rentals has four locations, including one in Des Moines and one in Cedar Rapids. United Rentals nine locations spread throughout the state. Rent-All operates a pair of equipment rental centers, in Sioux Center and Storm Lake

Other equipment rental centers in Iowa include:

  • A-1 Rental Equipment, Cedar Rapids;
  • Altorfer, Cedar Rapids;
  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux City;
  • Black Hawk Rental, Waterloo;
  • Mason City RentAll, Mason City;
  • Resource Rental Center, Council Bluffs;
  • Reuter’s Equipment, Council Bluffs;
  • Titan Machinery, Des Moines.

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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.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. 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. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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