Maine To California Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Maine to California? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Maine to California transport decisions. 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.

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Maine Shipping FAQs

What Are Maine's Major Cities And Roadways?

Maine is the 39th largest state in America in terms of square miles. Maine is nearly 320 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. The state operates slightly more than 45,000 miles of highway, but less than 400 miles of highway in the state is interstate roads. I-95, which runs north/south through both Portland and Augusta, is the major interstate in the state. The interstate heads into New Brunswick about halfway up the state eastern border with Canada.

Maine has the 8th smallest state population in the country, about the same as neighbor New Hampshire. Portland, the largest city in Maine, has nearly twice as many residents as any other city in the state. Ellsworth, a town south of Bangor, the fastest growing city in Maine over the past few years. The 10 largest cities in Maine are:

  1. Portland;
  2. Lewiston;
  3. Bangor;
  4. South Portland;
  5. Auburn;
  6. Biddeford;
  7. Sanford;
  8. Augusta;
  9. Saco
  10. Westbrook.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Maine?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Maine. The height limit on the Maine Turnpike is 13 feet 6 inches, a half-foot less than everywhere else in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Maine include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Maine's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions on interstates and designated highways in Maine are less restrictive than the rules in most northeastern states. Many states limit overall length to 65 feet or less. On non-designated roads, the limit is 69-feet in total length and 48-feet in trailer length.

Trailer length maximums in Maine include:

Total length: 74 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Maine?

The state’s Bureau of Transportation issues oversize permits. The movement of oversize loads in the state is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-huor after sunset on each day of the week. During July and August, oversize loads are not permitted to ship during the weekend. Loads that exceed 110 feet in length or 13 feet 6 inches in height must complete a road survey. Oversize permits are valid for one week in Maine.

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

Maximum Weight: 100,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Maine's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Maine. None of the major national heavy equipment auction houses have presence in Maine.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Maine include:

  • Central Maine Auction Center, Hermon;
  • D A Folsom Auction, Raymond;
  • Gregg Auctions, Mapleton;
  • Keenan Auction Company, South Portland;
  • Lachance Group, Mapleton;
  • Somerset Auction, Shawmut.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Maine?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Maine. United Rentals operates four rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs two stores in Maine.

Popular independent equipment rental centers in Maine include:

  • Milton CAT, Brewer;
  • Newport General Rental Center, Newport;
  • Rent It, Auburn;
  • Skowhegan Equipment & Tool, Skowhegan;
  • Southern Maine Tool & Rental, Lebanon;
  • Tool & Truck Rental Center, Bangor;
  • Village Mower & Rental, Gorham
  • Windham Rental Center, Windham.

California Shipping FAQs

What Are California's Major Cities And Roadways?

California is the country’s third largest state, after Alaska and Texas. The state of California is almost 900 miles long, but only 350 miles wide at its widest.

California has more than 170,000 miles of public roadways. The major north-south highway is I-5, which travels between Oregon and the border with Mexico. I-80 runs basically east/west through San Francisco and Sacramento and into Nevada, while I-10 goes from Los Angeles to Nevada. In San Diego, I-8 runs east/west from the ocean into Nevada.

Nearly 40 million people live in California. With more than 4 million people, Los Angeles is by far the largest city in California. But Sacramento is the fastest growing large city in the state. The 10 largest cities in California are:

  1. Los Angeles;
  2. San Diego;
  3. San Jose;
  4. San Francisco;
  5. Fresno;
  6. Sacramento;
  7. Long Beach;
  8. Oakland;
  9. Bakersfield;
  10. Anaheim.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In California?

Transports that exceed the maximum regulations in California must apply for oversize permits. California allows about a half-foot more in legal height than other states. The limit is 14-feet in height, while most states restrict height to 13 feet 6 inches. Otherwise, the maximum weight and maximum width restrictions in the state are the same as most states in the country.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of California include:

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

What Are California's Length Restrictions?

California length restrictions are on par with the rest of the country. Tractor trailers are allowed up to 75 feet total length in special circumstances, such as when a combo trailer is used. Motor homes regulations are five feet shorter than most states. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in length. Fifth wheels are limited to 38 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Texas include:

  • Total length: 65 feet;
  • Trailer length: 53 feet;
  • Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In California?

California issues more than 120,000 permits for oversize transport each year through Caltrans. Oversize travel is permitted from ½-huor before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset each day of the week, as long as you don’t need escorts. Also, morning and afternoon rush hours are restricted in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. If your load surpasses 100 feet in length, you’ll need to look into using escort vehicles.

The regulations for permitted oversize loads in California include:

  • Maximum Weight: 250,000 pounds;
  • Maximum Length: 135 feet total;
  • Maximum Height: 17 feet;
  • Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are California's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport heavy equipment to or from any auction house in California. Ritchie Brothers has three locations in the state (Perris, Dunnigan, Tipton). Iron Planet, which is owned by Ritchie Brothers, is headquartered in Pleasanton.

J.J. Kane Auctions has an office in Dixon. Other prominent equipment auction houses in California include:

  • Bar None Auctions, Sacramento;
  • Central Valley Auctions, Hanford;
  • Mulrooney Auction, Lodi;
  • Tauber-Arons, Sherman Oaks;
  • The Auction Company, Perris;
  • Western Construction Auctions, Perris.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In California?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in California. Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 equipment rental locations in California, whole United Rentals has more than 15 locations in the state.

Rent-A-Center runs numerous locations in northern California, around San Francisco. Wally’s Rental Center operates two locations in northern California, near Sacramento. Clairmont Equipment Rental also has a pair of locations outside Los Angeles. Other major equipment rental centers in California include:

  • A Rental Center, San Jose;
  • A-1 Rental Center, Redwood City;
  • Cresco Equipment Rentals, Redding;
  • Dixon Rental Center, Dixon;
  • Simi-U-Rent, Simi;
  • Trinity Equipment Rentals, Chino.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

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. 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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