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Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Texas to Louisiana? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Texas to Louisiana transport decisions. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. 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. 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. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Texas Shipping FAQs

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to safely ship your heavy equipment between Texas and other points in the country. Texas employed more heavy-duty and tractor-trailer truck drivers in 2016 than any other state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has more than 80,000 miles of roadways. As one of the top agricultural producers in the nation, Texas ships tons of heavy farm equipment each day. Other major industries that depend upon heavy-equipment transportation services in the state include construction companies, oil-and-gas producers and export agencies. Texas has 10 ports, six on the Gulf of Mexico and four inland ports on rivers:

  • Port of Atreco;
  • Port of Bay City;
  • Port of Beaumont;
  • Port of Brownsville;
  • Port of Galveston;
  • Port of Corpus Christi;
  • Port of Houston;
  • Port of Orange;
  • Port of Port Arthur;
  • Port of Texas City.

What Are Texas's Major Cities And Roadways?

Texas is the second largest state in the country, after Alaska. Texas is more than 650 miles wide at its widest and almost 800 miles long at its longest The major east/west interstates include I-10, which runs from New Mexico to Louisiana through San Antonio and Houston., and I-20, which travels from west Texas, through Dallas and into Arkansas. On the north/south axis, I-35 runs between Dallas to San Antonio while I-45 travels between Dallas and Houston.

With more than 2 million people, Houston is the most populous city in Texas. San Antonio and Dallas each have more than a million residents. Dallas and Fort Worth were two of the fastest growing cities in the country in 2018. The 10 largest cities in Texas are:

  1. Houston;
  2. San Antonio;
  3. Dallas;
  4. Austin;
  5. Fort Worth;
  6. El Paso;
  7. Arlington;
  8. Corpus Christi;
  9. Plano;
  10. Laredo.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Texas?

Transports that exceed the state restrictions for weight, height, width or length must obtain oversize permits to travel in Texas. Texas permits loads that are about ½-foot taller than allowed in most states. The limit in Texas is 14 feet, while most states restrict loads to 13-feet 6-inches in height.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Texas include:

  • Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);
  • Maximum height: 14 feet;
  • Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Texas's Length Restrictions?

Texas permits trailers to be slightly longer than is allowed most states. Yet total length limits in the state remain fairly conservative. The state allows rear overhang of four feet in the rear and front overhang of two feet. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in Texas.

Trailer length maximums in Texas include:

  • Total length: 65 feet;
  • Trailer length: 59 feet;
  • Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Texas?

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles allows oversize loads to travel from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Loads that are less than 100-feet long can travel at night only on interstates in Texas. If your load can travel within the state without using an interstate, the maximum width allowed is 20 feet. Otherwise, 16 feet is the limit. Loads taller than 18-feet 11-inches require route surveys for permits.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Texas include:

  • Maximum Weight: 240,000 pounds;
  • Maximum Length: 180 feet total;
  • Maximum Height: 18 feet 11 inches;
  • Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Texas's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Texas. Opened in 2016, the Houston location of Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers has become one of the busiest heavy equipment auction houses in the country. The nationwide company also operates an office in Fort Worth. Likewise, Alex Lyon and Sons has a Fort Worth location. Equify Auctions, based in Ft. Worth, has auction facilities in Cisco, Wills Point and Sealy.

Other major equipment auction houses in Texas include:

  • J. Kane, Waxahachie;
  • Beazley Auctioneers, Plano;
  • Berryhill Auctioneers, Hurst;
  • Noonday Tractor and Auctions, Flint;
  • Terrapoint, Lakeway;
  • Fojtik Auction and Equipment, Mathis;
  • Catching Brothers, Sherman;
  • Mark Switzer Auction, Sealy.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Texas?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Texas. In addition to operating equipment rentals at Lowe’s stores, Sunbelt Rentals has around a half dozen rental centers in Texas that specialize in oil-and-gas and pump-and-power equipment. Sunbelt also operates a central service facility in Fort Worth.

Rent-A-Center has multiple locations throughout the state. Herc Rentals has a couple locations in Texas, and Aztec Rental runs two stores in southeastern Texas. Other prominent equipment rental centers in Texas include:

  • A-1 Rental, Jacksonville and Tyler;
  • ABC Equipment Rental, Dallas;
  • Bandera Rentals, Bandera;
  • Blue Line Rental, Midland;
  • Hendershot Equipment, Decatur;
  • Redtail Equipment Rental, College Station;
  • Safe Way Rental, Austin and Round Rock;
  • Tejas Equipment Rental, New Braunfels.

Louisiana Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Louisiana and any other state in the union. Louisiana is one of the most important agricultural states in the country. With more than 7,700 miles of coastline, the state also produces about a quarter of the seafood harvested in the US each year. Louisiana is a major producer of rice, corn, soybeans and sugar cane. The state has nearly 30,000 farms, all of which require heavy agricultural equipment transportation from time to time. A big logging state, Louisiana maintains more than 14 million acres of forest. John Deere builds motor scrapers, sugarcane harvesters, sugarcane loaders and landscape loaders at its plant in Thibodeaux. Louisiana features 14 ports, with seven on the Mississippi River and two on the Gulf of Mexico;

  • Port of Alliance;
  • Port of Baton Rouge;
  • Port of Bellevue;
  • Port of Fourchon;
  • Port of Gramercy;
  • Port of Krotz Springs;
  • Port of Lake Charles;
  • Port of Morgan City;
  • Port of New Orleans;
  • Plaquemines Port;
  • Port of Shreveport/Bossier;
  • Bernard Port;
  • Port of S. Louisiana;
  • Port of Terrebonne.

What Are Louisiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Louisiana is the 31st biggest state in the union by acreage. The state is nearly 380 miles long and almost 130 miles wide. Louisiana only has about 60,000 miles of public roadways, less than 1,000 miles of which is interstate highway. In the northern portion of the state, I-20 runs east/west between and Mississippi and Texas. I-10 also travels east/west across the state, linking New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southern portion of the state. Louisiana’s main north/south interstate is I-49, which runs between Lafayette and Shreveport.

With more than 350,000 people, New Orleans remains the largest city the in the state. But Baton Rouge and Shreveport each have more than 200,000 residents. Surprisingly, New Orleans, which has added nearly 50,000 residents since 2009, was the fastest growing city in Louisiana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Louisiana are:

  1. New Orleans;
  2. Baton Rouge;
  3. Shreveport;
  4. Metairie;
  5. Lafayette;
  6. Lake Charles;
  7. Kenner;
  8. Bossier City;
  9. Monroe;
  10. Alexandria.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Louisiana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Louisiana.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Louisiana include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Louisiana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Louisiana are similar to rules in other southern states. On designated routes, the maximum length is 59 feet 6 inches. Notice that the trailer-length limit, at 50 feet, is slightly shorter than the normal 53 feet. Twin trailers are limited to 30 feet in length.  The state permits overhang of four feet in the front and eight feet in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Louisiana include:

Total length: 65 feet on non-designated routes;

Trailer length: 50 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Louisiana?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Louisiana can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation and Development. The movement of oversize loads is allowed from between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays on Monday through Saturday. Loads that are less than 100,000 pounds, 9o-feet long and 12-feet wide can travel from ½-hour before sunset until 1 p.m. on Sundays. No transportation of oversize equipment is permitted on major holidays. Oversize loads must avoid bridges near New Orleans during morning and evening rush hours.

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

Maximum Weight:  152,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Louisiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Louisiana. There are no national auction houses in Louisiana, which opens up room for independent businesses to operate.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Louisiana include:

  • Action Auction, West Monroe;
  • Bonnette Auction, Alexandria;
  • Bruchhaus & Bruchhaus, Elton;
  • Guinn Auction, Jennings;
  • Henderson Auctions, Livingston;
  • Mid South Machinery, West Monroe;
  • Pederson & Pederson, Lake Charles;
  • Sunbelt Auction, Winnsboro.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Louisiana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Louisiana. United Rentals has more than 15 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 15 stores in Louisiana. Scott Equipment operates a dozen rental locations spread throughout the state. General Rental Center has two stores in the state, in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Herc Rentals runs a store in Baton Rouge.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Louisiana include:

  • Amite Rent All, Amite City;
  • Blue Line Rental, Alexandria;
  • Everything Rental Center, Opeiousas;
  • H&E Equipment, Baton Rouge;
  • Oge’s Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Lafayette Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Louisiana Cat, Reserve;
  • New Orleans Rental Center, Kenner.

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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 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. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of 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. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Contact us right away

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