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What Are Minnesota's Major Cities And Roadways?

Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the country by area. The state is nearly 600 miles ling and almost 350 miles wide. Minnesota has more than 130,000 miles of streets and highways, near the most in the nation. The state operates more than 900 miles of interstate highway. I-90 traverses the southern portion of the state on an east/west path. I-94 runs diagonally from the Iowa border in the northwest to Minneapolis-St. Paul in the southeast. I-35 runs north/south through Minneapolis-St. Paul in the eastern part of the state, between Duluth and the Wisconsin border.

With more nearly 700,000 people, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have a larger population than the rest of the top 10 cities in the state. Maple Grove, home to one of the largest shopping malls in the country, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Minnesota are:

  1. Minneapolis;
  2. Paul;
  3. Rochester;
  4. Bloomington;
  5. Duluth;
  6. Brooklyn Park;
  7. Plymouth;
  8. Maple Grove;
  9. Woodbury;
  10. Eagan.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Minnesota?

Heavy equipment transports that exceed the dimensional limits in Minnesota must apply for oversize permits to travel on roads in the state. The basic dimensional restrictions in Minnesota are similar to those in most states. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the movement of oversize loads during periods of snow and ice.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Minnesota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Minnesota's Length Restrictions?

Rules regarding the length of tractor trailers and recreational vehicles are less restrictive in Minnesota than in most states of the nation. Most states restrict overall length to less than 70 feet. You’re allowed three feet of overhang in the front and four feet of overhang in the rear. RV combos are limited to 70 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Minnesota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Minnesota?

Permits to transport non-divisible, oversize loads in Minnesota are available from the Department of Transportation. As long as your load is less than 110-feet long, 16-feet long and 14-feet 6 inches wide, you can transport your oversize load on any day of the week. Travel is allowed between 2 a.m. until 10 p.m. Holiday weekends are restricted between 2 p.m. the day for the until 2 p.m. the day after.

Loads that exceed oversize limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum measurements of oversize loads in Minnesota are:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: over 15 feet 6 inches requires a route survey;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Minnesota's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Minnesota. National heavy-equipment auction leader Ritchie Brothers has offices in Medford and Blooming Prairie. Local auctioneer Wayne Pike Auction has offices in Princeton.

Other equipment auction houses in Minnesota include:

  • Auctionblock, Audobon;
  • Heidelberger Farm Equipment, Pine City;
  • R.A.Y., Foley;
  • Loretto Equipment, Loretto;
  • Maring Auction, Kenyon;
  • Midwest Equipment, St. Charles;
  • Pfifer’s Auction, Moorehead;
  • Steffes Group, Litchfield.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Minnesota?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Minnesota. United Rentals has eight locations in the state. There are no Sunbelt Rentals in Minnesota. RDO Equipment operates at 10 locations throughout the state. There are two General Rental Centers in Minnesota, including one in St. Paul.

Other equipment rental centers in Minnesota include:

  • All Rental, Rice;
  • Aitkin Rental, Aitkin;
  • A-Z Rental Center, Eden Prairie;
  • Cook Building, Cook;
  • Clearwater Rental, Clearwater;
  • Lano Equipment, Loretto;
  • London Road Rental Center, Duluth;
  • Oakdale Rental Center, Oakdale.

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. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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