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Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Tennessee to Florida heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Tennessee to Florida can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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. 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. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

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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Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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