Maryland To California Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Maryland to California. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Maryland to California, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

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Maryland Shipping FAQs

What Are Maryland's Major Cities And Roadways?

Maryland is the 42nd largest state in America. Still, the state has more than 70,000 miles of roads, including more than 1,300 miles of interstate. Maryland is part of the busy east coast transportation corridor. I-95, the busiest road in the country, runs north/south through Baltimore, connection Virginia with Delaware. I-97 also goes north/south, running between Baltimore and the capital of Annapolis. I-83 also travels north/south in the state, linking Pennsylvania with Baltimore. In the northwest corner of the state, I-68 goes east/west until it blends into I-81 and heads south between Hagerstown and Frederick. I-70 goes east/west to connect Frederick and Baltimore.

The state is the 19th largest in the country by population. With more than 620,000 people, Baltimore remains the most populous city in Maryland. The next largest city, Columbia, has about 100,000 residents. Gaithersburg, a suburb of Washington, D.C., was the fastest growing city in Maryland in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Maryland are:

  1. Baltimore;
  2. Columbia;
  3. Germantown;
  4. Silver Spring;
  5. Waldorf;
  6. Ellicott City;
  7. Glen Burnie;
  8. Frederick;
  9. Gaithersburg;
  10. Rockville.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Maryland?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Maryland. Single axels are limited to 27,000 pounds each, while tandem axels can weight as much as 52,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Maryland include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Maryland's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Maryland are slightly more restrictive than other states. On interstate highways, trailers can be as long as 53-feet in length. Maximum overhangs are three feet in the front and six feet in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Maryland include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Maryland?

Maryland permits to ship oversize loads are available from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted to occur from ½-hour after sunrise to ½-hour before sunset on Monday through Saturday. If your load weighs less than 150,00 pounds, stands less than 14-feet 6 -inches high and is less than 13-feet wide, your oversize load is allowed to travel around the clock.

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

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are Maryland's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Maryland. Ritchie Brothers has an office located in North East. Alex Lyons & Sons has an office in Laurel.

Other prominent equipment auction houses in Maryland include:

  • Associated Auctioneers, West Friendship;
  • Bruce Witte Enterprises, Mt. Airy;
  • Gregory Associates, West Friendship;
  • G. Cochran Auctions, Boonsboro;
  • Hayes Auction Services, Mechanicsville;
  • Pete Richardson Auction, Willards;
  • Southern Sales Services, Baltimore;
  • Wolfe Industrial Auctions, Frederick.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Maryland?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Maryland. United Rentals has more than a dozen locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 15 stores in Maryland. Herc Rentals runs three stores in Maryland.

Ahern Rentals has a pair of stores in Maryland. Other independent equipment rental centers in Maryland include:

  • Alban CAT Rental, Abingdon;
  • Brandywine Trucks & Equipment, Brandywine;
  • Beltsville Construction, Beltsville;
  • H&E Equipment, Dundalk;
  • LESCO Equipment, Frederick;
  • McClung-Logan Equipment, Baltimore;
  • Mid-Maryland Rentals, Middletown;
  • Northwest Equipment Rental, Baltimore.

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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Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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