Colorado Transport Services

Colorado Heavy Machinery Transport & Hauling Services

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Colorado and any other state in the union. Colorado is a mountainous state with most of its population concentrated in the Denver area. Even so, the state has grown by more than 30% since 2000. Denver has more than $4 billion worth of construction on tap as of 2018, with a forecast need of more than 200,000 construction workers in the next few years. With such a construction boom going on, the need for shipping heavy construction equipment in Colorado remains greater than ever. Colorado also is an important agricultural state in the country. With more than 30,000 farms, the state ranks first in the nation in the production of lambs and lamb products. It’s also third in the nation in the production of beef cattle. There’s also a great need for transporting heavy farm equipment in Colorado. More than 12,000 trucking companies operate in Colorado. The state is served by nine primary airports and two Class I railroads, BNSF Railways and Union Pacific Railroad.

Major Cities and Roadways in Colorado

Major Cities and Roadways in Colorado

Colorado is the eighth largest state in terms of acreage. The state is 380 miles long and 280 mile wide. There are more than 120,000 miles of roadways in the state, including nearly 1,000 miles of interstate highway. In Colorado, all major roads lead to Denver. Three major interstates meet in Denver. I-25 runs north/south through the city, connecting Wyoming with New Mexico. I-76 runs diagonally in the northeast corner if the state, linking Denver with Nebraska. On the east/west axis, I-70 travels through Denver as it runs between Kansas and Utah. In terms of population, Colorado ranks 21st in the country. With more than 620,000 people, Denver is the largest city by population in Colorado. It has about 200,000 more residents than Colorado Springs. The fastest growing city in Colorado over the past seven years has been Greeley. The 10 largest cities in Colorado are:

  • 1. Denver
  • 2. Colorado Springs
  • 3. Aurora
  • 4. Fort Collins
  • 5. Lakewood
  • 6. Thornton
  • 7. Arvada
  • 8. Westminster
  • 9. Pueblo
  • 10. Centennial
Weight, Height and Width Restrictions in Colorado

Weight, Height and Width Restrictions in Colorado

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Colorado. On designated highways, the height limit is 14 feet 6 inches. Single axels are limited to 27,000 pounds, while double axels are maxed out at 50,000 pounds (depending upon axel spacing.) A separate permit is required to transport an oversize load in Denver. The dimensional restrictions in the state of Colorado include:

  • Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
  • Maximum height: 13 feet
  • Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches
Length Restrictions in Colorado

Length Restrictions in Colorado

Overall length restrictions in Colorado are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a front overhang of four feet and a rear overhang of 1o feet. Trailer length maximums in Colorado include:

  • Total length: 75 feet total
  • Trailer length: 57 feet 4 inches
  • Motor home length:45 feet
Oversize Transport Permits in Colorado

Oversize Transport Permits in Colorado

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. Oversize loads are allowed to travel from sunrise to sunset every day. No oversize transport is permitted on major holidays. Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado are valid for five days. Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that Colorado allows include:

  • Maximum Weight: 200,000 pounds
  • Maximum Length: 150,000 feet total
  • Maximum Height:16 feet
  • Maximum Width:17 feet
Equipment Auction Houses in Colorado

Equipment Auction Houses in Colorado

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Colorado. National auction house Ritchie Brothers maintains an office in Longmont. They’re the only national auction house with a presence in Colorado. Roller Auctions is a major auction house in Denver. Other prominent equipment auction houses in Colorado include:

  • Dickinsheet & Associates, Denver
  • Harley D. Troyer Auctioneers,Fort Lupton
  • Holt & Associates,Colorado Springs
  • Jim’s Auction Services,Montrose
  • Linnebur Auctions,Byers
  • MH Bar Auctions,Calhan
  • Miller & Associates,Brush
  • Ross Auction,Colorado Springs
Equipment Rental Centers in Colorado

Equipment Rental Centers in Colorado

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Colorado. United Rentals, the nation’s largest equipment rental chain has nearly 15 locations in the state. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 10 stores in Colorado. Wagner Equipment has multiple locations in Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs. Other independent equipment rental centers in Colorado include:

  • 4Rivers Equipment,Colorado Springs and Fort Collins
  • Bill’s Equipment,Colorado Springs
  • CEC Contractors,Greeley and Erie
  • H&E Equipment,Commerce City
  • Farris Machinery,Colorado Springs
  • Power Equipment,Colorado Springs
  • Sunstate Equipment, Colorado Springs
  • Titan Machinery,Colorado Springs

Our Recent Shipments

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Concrete Pump Truck Shipped Into Alvarado, Texas from Braselton, Georgia
This 35 ft. long Concrete Pump Truck was transported into Alvarado, Texas from Braselton, GA by Nick H. from Heavy Haulers. The 54,000-pound Concrete Pump Truck had a within limit 8 ft. of width and an oversize 12.9 ft. of height which called for a low RGN trailer platform for legal carriage. Nick H.’s determinations proved suitable and the 865-mile transport was exceedingly smooth.
Shipment Origin: Houston, TX
Shipment Destination: Los Angeles, CA
Trip Miles: 1548
Delivery Time: 3 Days
Trailer Type: Stretch RGN
Make and Model: Grove GMK3060
Category: All Terrain Crane
Dimensions: 37 Long
Cost: $ 2800.00
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