Tennessee To Alabama Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Tennessee to Alabama? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Tennessee to Alabama can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. 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. 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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Tennessee Shipping FAQs

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Tennessee and any other state in the union. Tennessee is a major freight transportation state, with nearly 60% of the US population within an 11-hour drive. The state hosts the country’s busiest cargo airport, the FedEx facility in Memphis. Among states, Tennessee operates the eighth largest number of farms in the nation. The state’s 77,000 farms specialize in producing beef cattle, broiler chickens, soybeans, corn and nursery plants. Memphis, which sits on the Mississippi River, is a major agricultural transport center. John Deere builds mowers and tractors at its plant in Greeneville. Komatsu operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga that produces hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks and forestry equipment. Komatsu also operates a parts distribution center in Ripley. Tennessee has two ports, including one on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Memphis;
  • Port of Nashville.

What Are Tennessee's Major Cities And Roadways?

The state of Tennessee is the 36th largest in the country by square miles. The state is nearly 450 miles long and almost 120 miles wide. Tennessee maintains more than 95,000 miles of public roadways, include almost 1,000 miles of interstate highway. I-40 runs east/west between Memphis in the southwest corner of the state and North Carolina. I-75 goes north/south in the eastern portion of the state, while I-81 runs east/west between Knoxville and Virginia. I-85 and I-34 run through Nashville on a north/south path, connecting Kentucky and Alabama.

With more than 650,000 people, Memphis is the largest city the state. At nearly 550,000 people, Nashville is a close second. Franklin, a suburb south of Nashville, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Tennessee are:

  1. Memphis;
  2. Nashville;
  3. Knoxville;
  4. Chattanooga;
  5. Clarksville;
  6. Murfreesboro;
  7. Jackson;
  8. Franklin;
  9. Johnson City;
  10. Bartlett.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Tennessee?

Loads of heavy equipment that surpass any of the dimensional limitations imposed by Tennessee must apply for oversize transport permits to travel legally in the state. Single axles can haul a maximum of 20,000 pounds, while tandem axles are restricted to 40,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Tennessee include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Tennessee's Length Restrictions?

Tennessee has one of the most permissive overall length regulations in the country. Most states restrict tractor trailers to less than 70 feet in length. Tandem tractor trailers are permitted. Trailers can be 50-feet from the kingpin to the rear bumper. Tennessee allows five feet of overhang on both the front and rear bumpers.

Trailer length maximums in Tennessee include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Tennessee?

You can obtain permits to transport oversize loads in Tennessee from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed on Sunday or major holidays. Restrictions on oversize movement also apply in high-density cities during the morning and evening rush hours.

Oversize loads that surpass the state’s oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted in Tennessee include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Tennessee's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Tennessee. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, maintains four locations in Tennessee. PCI Auction is in Nashville.

Other independent equipment auction houses in Tennessee include:

  • Clayton Auctions, Finger;
  • Compass Auctions, Chattanooga;
  • Crenshaw Auction, Memphis;
  • Lady Equipment, Bluff City;
  • McLemore Auction, Nashville;
  • Powell Auction, Knoxville;
  • Pro Team Auction, White Pine;
  • Ritchason Auctioneers, Lebanon.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Tennessee?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Tennessee. United Rentals, the largest rental-store chain in the country, has more than 15 stores in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 locations in Tennessee. Sunstate Equipment runs four stores in Tennessee. Herc Rentals has stores in Nashville and Knoxville. Scott Equipment operates in Memphis and La Vergne.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Tennessee include:

  • Bobcat of Nashville, Nashville;
  • Christopher Equipment, Tullahoma;
  • Contractors Equipment, Cookeville;
  • H&E Equipment, Nashville;
  • Livingston Rental Center, Livingston;
  • Maryville Rental Center, Maryville;
  • Scott Equipment, La Vergne;
  • Tri-County Rental, Crossville.

Alabama Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Alabama and any state in the union. Alabama is one of the nation’s leading farming states. The state has more than 40,000 farms, which average about 200 acres each. More than two-thirds of Alabama’s farming output is meat related. Poultry, beef cattle and cotton are the state’s main agricultural exports. Alabama is one of the leading producers of farm-raised catfish in the country. With so many agricultural endeavors, the state has a great need for shipping heavy farming equipment. Alabama also has the nation’s third largest supply of timber, behind only Georgia and Oregon. That leaves plenty of opportunity to transport heavy logging equipment into and out of the state. Alabama has six ports, with one on the Gulf of Mexico and three on the Tennessee River;

  • Port of Birmingham;
  • Port of Florence;
  • Port of Guntersville;
  • Port of Mobile;
  • Port of Montgomery;
  • Port of Tuscaloosa.

What Are Alabama's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the US by area. It’s nearly 330 miles long and almost 200 miles wide. The state operates and maintains more than 100,000 miles of public roadways. Alabama has more than 1,300 miles of interstate highways. I-10 crosses through Mobile as it runs east/west between Florida and Mississippi in the southern tip of the state. Two interstate combinations – I-20/59 and I-85/65 – slice diagonally between the northwest and southwest sections of the state. I-65 also runs north/south between Montgomery and the Arkansas state line.

Each of the three largest cities in the state – Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile have around 200,000 residents. The fastest growing cities in Alabama in 2017 were Fairhope and Daphne, two small towns on the eastern side of Mobile Bay. The 10 largest cities in Alabama are:

  1. Birmingham;
  2. Montgomery;
  3. Mobile;
  4. Huntsville;
  5. Tuscaloosa;
  6. Hoover;
  7. Dothan;
  8. Auburn;
  9. Decatur;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alabama?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensions allowed by Alabama law must apply for oversize transport permits to travel in the state. In Alabama, bulldozer blades more than 12-feet wide must be detached from the equipment during transport.

The maximum dimensions in Alabama include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alabama's Length Restrictions?

Alabama has one of most lenient total length laws in the country. Most states limit total length to less than 70 feet. The allowable length for a semi-trailer also is among the least restrictive in the nation. Twin trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches in length.

The maximum length regulations in Alabama include:

Total length: 85 feet;

Trailer length: 57 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alabama?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Alabama are available from the state Department of Transportation. The transportation of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset from Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed to travel during Sunday or major holidays. Shipments more 120 feet long are restricted from travel between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Oversize loads that exceed state regulations must apply for Super Load permits to travel in the Alabama. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Alabama include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Alabama's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alabama.

Other prominent auction houses in Alabama include:

  • American Auctioneers, Center;
  • Burton Farm & Construction, Newton;
  • Cowin Equipment, Birmingham;
  • Horton Auction, Toney;
  • W. Wood, Montgomery;
  • Pearce & Associates, Alabaster;
  • Shane Albright Auctions, Killen;
  • Southeast Auction, Tuscaloosa.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alabama?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alabama. United Rentals operates more than 15 stores in Alabama. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also has around 15 locations in the state. Thompson Cat Rental has nearly a half dozen stores in the state. Corwin Equipment has three locations in the state, including Mobile and Birmingham. AGF Machinery operates rental stores in Dothan and Enterprise.

Other prominent independent rental centers in Alabama include:

  • Beard Equipment, Mobile;
  • Daphne Rental Center, Daphne;
  • Pike Equipment Rental, Troy
  • Taylor Rental, Talladega;
  • River City Equipment Rental, Decatur;
  • Tiger Equipment Rental, Hartsele;
  • Weathers Rental Center, Albertville;
  • Winfield Tool & Equipment, Jasper.

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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. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Contact us right away

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