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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.

Virginia Shipping FAQs

What Are Virginia's Major Cities And Roadways?

Virginia is ranked 35th in the country in total square miles. The state is almost 430 miles long and nearly 200 miles wide. Virginia maintains and operates more than 98,000 miles of public roadways, with at least 1,100 miles of interstate highway in the state. I-81 runs diagonally north/south down the spine of the state, between West Virginia and North Carolina. I-95, the busiest road in the country, goes north/south in the eastern part of the state, connecting Maryland and North Carolina. I-66, an east/west highway, operates between I-81 and Washington, D.C. Likewise, I-64 runs east/west between I-81 and Norfolk.

The largest city in Virginia, Virginia Beach, has more than 450,00 residents. The two next largest cities, Norfolk and Chesapeake, each have about half the population of Virginia Beach.  The fastest growing city in the state in 2017 was Purcellville in Loudon County. The 10 largest cities in Virginia are:

  1. Virginia Beach;
  2. Norfolk;
  3. Chesapeake;
  4. Arlington;
  5. Richmond;
  6. Newport News;
  7. Alexandria;
  8. Hampton;
  9. Roanoke;
  10. Portsmouth.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Virginia?

If your load exceeds the dimensional maximums set by the state, you’ll need to apply for an oversize transport permit to travel legally in Virginia. The spacing between the kingpin of the semi-trailer and rearmost axle or a point midway between the rear tandem axle does not exceed 41 feet.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Virginia include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Virginia's Length Restrictions?

Virginia is one of the few states that does not impose a total length restriction on tractor trailers. But at 48 feet, the trailer length maximum is shorter than the maximums established by most states.  Shipments are allowed a three-foot overhang in the front and a four-foot overhang in the rear. Twin trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in length.

Trailer length maximums in Virginia include:

Total length: no limit imposed;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Virginia?

The Department of Motor Vehicles issues oversize transport permits in Virginia. Travel with oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transports must cease operation by noon on Saturday. Shipping oversize loads is not permitted on Sunday and major holidays. Cities with large populations impose travel restrictions on oversize shipments during morning and evening rush hours.

Transport larger than oversize regulations allow need Super Load permits to travel in the state. Virginia’s maximum dimensions allowed for oversize travel include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 115 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Virginia's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Virginia. None of the major auction houses have a presence in the state. It’s all independents.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Virginia include:

  • At Your Bidding, Richmond;
  • Blythe Auctions, Franklin;
  • Carwile Auctions, Farmville;
  • Culpepper Auction Center, Culpepper;
  • Motley’s Asset Disposition, Richmond;
  • Rasmus Auctions, Springfield;
  • RCI Auctions, Richmond;
  • Shumate Auctions, Warrenton.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Virginia?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about hauling your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Virginia. United Rentals operates nearly 15 locations in the state. There also are more than 15 Sunbelt Rentals stores in Virginia. McClung Logan Equipment has six equipment rental locations in Virginia, including stores in Glen Allen and Salem.

Other prominent equipment rental centers in Virginia include:

  • Carter Machinery, Salem;
  • General Rental Center, Suffolk;
  • Hawkins-Graves, Lynchburg;
  • Herc Rentals, Roanoke;
  • Valley Equipment Center, Fishersville
  • Warsaw Rental Center, Warsaw.

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