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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Michigan to West Virginia. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Michigan to West Virginia 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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What Are Michigan's Major Cities And Roadways?

Michigan is more than 450 miles long and nearly 400 miles wide. When you include the Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the 11th largest state in the country. The state has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including 1,200 miles of interstate highways. In Michigan, I-75 goes north/south from Sault St. Marie on the Canadian border to Detroit. I-69 runs diagonally north/south from Lake Superior to the Indiana border. I-96 travels east/west from Muskegon to Detroit. I-94 also runs east/west in the lower portion of the state, from St. Joseph to Detroit. Except for a short stretch of I-75, there are no interstate highways in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the nation. Nearly 10 million people live in the state. With more than 600,000 people, Detroit remains the largest city by population in Michigan. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Michigan are:

  1. Detroit;
  2. Grand Rapids;
  3. Warren;
  4. Sterling Heights;
  5. Ann Arbor;
  6. Lansing;
  7. Flint;
  8. Dearborn;
  9. Livonia;
  10. Westland.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Michigan?

If your heavy equipment shipment exceeds the dimensional limits established in Michigan, you’ll need to apply for oversize shipping permits to travel in the state. Oversize permits can take as long as 10 days to process. Frost and thaw regulations that restrict travel on icy roads run from February through April.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Michigan include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Michigan's Length Restrictions?

Michigan is one of the northern states that permits dual trailers, which can be as long as 75 feet. The maximum length for trailers, 65 feet, is longer than most states permit. On non-designated roadways, the maximum trailer length is 50 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang on the front bumper and a 4-foot overhang on the rear bumper, which is part of the overall length calculations. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches.

Trailer length maximums in Michigan include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 65 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Michigan?

Permits to ship oversize loads on Michigan roadways are available from the state Department of Transportation. During weekdays, oversize transport is restricted to ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset. On weekends, only shipments less than feet long, feet high and feet wide are allowed to travel. Motor homes longer than 105 feet are considered Super Loads.

The maximum dimensions allowed for an oversize load in Michigan include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds or more requires bridge study;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Michigan's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Michigan. Ritchie Brothers, the largest equipment auction house in the country, runs four locations in Michigan. National competitor J.J. Kane maintains an office in Charlotte.

Repocast has three locations in Michigan. Other major equipment auction houses in Michigan include:

  • Art Smith Auctioneers, Cedar Springs;
  • Assets Now, Ferndale;
  • Big Bear Auction, Eau Claire;
  • Brian Hasty Auction, Tekonsha;
  • Miedema Auctioneering, Wayland;
  • RJ Montgomery, Plymouth;
  • Rowley’s Auction Services; Attica
  • Vander Kolk Auction, Dorr.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Michigan?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your pieces of heavy equipment to or from any rental-center location in Michigan. Sunbelt Rentals operates seven equipment-rental locations in the state, including a Power and Pump dealer in Shelby Charter Township. United Rentals also has seven locations in Michigan.

AIS Construction Equipment has five rental locations in the state. Other equipment rental centers in Michigan include:

  • Herc Rentals, Erie;
  • Carleton Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Cloverdale Equipment, Norton Shores;
  • Fader Equipment, Kalamazoo;
  • Grand Equipment, Huntington;
  • McAllister Rentals, Midland and Traverse City;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Holt;
  • Universal Rent All, Cadillac.

West Virginia Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between West Virginia and any other state in the union. West Virginia is windy and mountainous, which makes the through transport of heavy equipment difficult to achieve. With nearly 20,000 farms though, West Virginia produces a large amount of fruits, vegetables and beef cattle. The state ranks 11th in apple production and 17th in tobacco. West Virginia is among the nation’s 20 top states for growing turkeys and broiler chickens. The state also specializes in the manufacturing of machinery, textiles and plastics. West Virginia state has nine railroads that occupy more than 2,000 miles of track. The state has nearly 700 miles of inland waterways. West Virginia operates one inland port on the Ohio River; Port of Huntington.

What Are West Virginia's Major Cities And Roadways?

West Virginia is among the ten smallest states in the union. Only 240 miles long and 130 miles wide, the state is the 41st largest by area in the country. West Virginia has nearly 40,000 miles of roadways, including almost 600 miles of interstate highway. I-81 runs north/south in the northeast corner of the state, while I-70 cuts through the northwest corner of West Virginia. I-64 travels diagonally through Charleston in the southwest portion of the state, connecting Kentucky and Virginia. I-77 runs north/south between Charleston and Ohio. I-79 runs diagonally in the state between Charleston and Morgantown.

One of the smaller states by population, West Virginia has the 38th most residents of any state in the nation. Charleston and Huntington, each with nearly 50,000 residents, are the most populous cities in West Virginia. Charles Town, a small city in northeastern part of the state, was the fastest growing city in West Virginia in 2017. The 10 largest cities in West Virginia are:

  1. Charleston;
  2. Huntington;
  3. Parkersburg;
  4. Morgantown;
  5. Wheeling;
  6. Weirton;
  7. Fairmont;
  8. Beckley;
  9. Martinsburg;
  10. Princeton.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In West Virginia?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in West Virginia. The state has lower than normal weight restrictions on axels. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weigh 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of West Virginia include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are West Virginia's Length Restrictions?

Many roads in West Virginia are tight and windy, so the state imposes fairly restrictive trailer-length regulations on county routes of 55 feet. Length is unlimited on interstate and national network highways.

Trailer length maximums in West Virginia include:

Total length: 70 feet on federal and state highways;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In West Virginia?

West Virginia oversized transport permits can be purchased from the state Department of Transportation. The state allows oversize shipments to proceed from sunrise to sunset during weekdays. Weekend transportation of oversize loads is permitted if the shipments don’t exceed 95-feet in length, 14-feet 6 inches in height or 14-feet in width. If you load exceeds only the weight limits, yet remains under 110,000 pounds, oversize travel is permitted at any time.

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

Maximum Weight: 120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  determined by route;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are West Virginia's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in West Virginia. Ritchie Brothers, the national leader in heavy equipment auctions, maintains an office in Hurricane.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in West Virginia include:

  • Ball Auction, Terra Alta;
  • Don’s Auction Services, Martinton;
  • Edgar A Bohrer Auctioneer, Bunker Hill;
  • Ernie D’s Auction, Martinsburg;
  • Joe R. Pyle Auction, Shinnston;
  • Rexroad Auction Services, Bruceton Mills;
  • Wade’s Auction Services, Morgantown;
  • WV Truck & Equipment Auction, Bridgeport.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In West Virginia?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in West Virginia. United Rentals operates five locations in the West Virginia. Sunbelt Rentals has three stores in the state. Herc Rentals maintains a location in Charleston.

Other independent equipment rental centers in West Virginia include:

  • Anderson Equipment, Charleston and Pleasant Valley;
  • Boone Equipment, Turtle Creek;
  • Bosley Rentals, Cross Lake
  • Cleveland Brothers Rentals, Shinnston;
  • Leslie Equipment, Norton;
  • Rush Equipment, Beckley and St. Albans;
  • Southeastern Equipment, Marietta;
  • Walker Machinery, Parkersburg and Belle.

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