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Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Massachusetts to California heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Massachusetts to California 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.

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Massachusetts Shipping FAQs

What Are Massachusetts's Major Cities And Roadways?

Massachusetts is the 6th smallest state in terms of area. Massachusetts is less than 200 miles long and just 50 miles wide. Still, the state has more than 75,000 miles of highway to patrol. The state has nearly 900 miles of interstate highway. I-95 runs east/west through Boston, connecting New Hampshire and Connecticut. I-495 bends north/south through the state, linking New Hampshire with the southeastern portions of the state. In the western part of the Massachusetts, I-91 goes north/south between Vermont and Connecticut.

Massachusetts is the 15th largest state in the country in terms of population. With nearly 700,000 people, Boston is more than three times the size of any other city in the state. Worchester and Springfield each support more than 150,000 residents. Chelsea, a town just north of Boston, was the fastest growing city in Massachusetts in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Massachusetts are:

  1. Boston;
  2. Worchester;
  3. Springfield;
  4. Cambridge;
  5. Lowell;
  6. Brockton;
  7. New Bedford;
  8. Quincy;
  9. Lynn;
  10. Fall River.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Massachusetts?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Massachusetts. The weight limit for each single axle is 24,000 pounds, while tandem axels are restricted to a maximum weight of 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Massachusetts include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Massachusetts's Length Restrictions?

Massachusetts has length restrictions that are average for the northeast.

Trailer length maximums in Massachusetts include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Massachusetts?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Massachusetts are available from the state’s Department of Transportation. Oversize loads that are less than 80-feet long can and 12-feet wide or less can travel from Monday morning (12.01 a.m.) and noon on Saturday, as well as from Sunday morning until noon. Oversize loads longer than 80-feet, or wider than 12-feet, are restricted to traveling between sunrise and sunset on weekdays, excluding morning and evening rush hours. No oversize travel on major holidays. Oversize travel permits are valid for five days in Massachusetts.

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

Maximum Weight: 130,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 115 feet total;

Maximum Height: 14 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Massachusetts's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Massachusetts. Alex Lyons & Sons runs an office in Shrewsbury.

Skinner Auctioneers has locations in Boston and Marlborough. The most prominent independent equipment auction houses in Massachusetts include:

  • Aaron Posnik & Company, West Springfield;
  • Eldred’s, Dennis;
  • Grogan & Company, Boston;
  • JC Tedesco Sales, Hanover;
  • Joseph Finn Company, Newton;
  • Northcountry Auction, Dighton;
  • Paul E. Saperstein & Company, Holbrook;
  • Swinging Bridge Auction, Huntington.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Massachusetts?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Massachusetts. United Rentals has more than 15 rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs around 10 stores in Massachusetts. There are four Taylor Rental Center locations in the state.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Massachusetts include:

  • AA Rental Center, Watertown;
  • ATS Equipment, Dorchester;
  • Equipment 4 Rent, Avon;
  • Hillview Equipment & Leasing, Milford;
  • Landry Rental Center, Lynn;
  • Milford 495 Rental Center, Milford;
  • Milton CAT, Milford;
  • Pleasant Rental and Sales, Fall River.

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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