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Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with North Carolina to California heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from North Carolina 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. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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North Carolina Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between North Carolina and any state in the country. North Carolina is a major agricultural state that requires plenty of heavy equipment for farming. The state is the nation’s leading producer of poultry and egg products, sweet potatoes and tobacco. North Carolina farms about half of the tobacco produced in the US. On the construction side, the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle is one of the fastest growing regions of the country, where more than 1 million square feet of office space is added annually. The region expects to build more than 10,000 new homes through 2020. John Deere manufactures hydraulic excavators and skid loaders in Kernersville. The company also builds mowers and utility vehicles in Varina. The company also builds axle units for mining equipment at its new plant in Winston-Salem. North Carolina operates two ports, both of which are on the Atlantic Ocean; Port of Morehead City; Port of Wilmington.

What Are North Carolina's Major Cities And Roadways?

North Carolina is the 28th largest state. The state is more than 550 miles long and nearly 200 miles wide. North Carolina maintains more than 80,000 miles of roadways. The state has more than 1,200 miles of interstate highway. The nation’s busiest highway, I-95, runs north/south to the west of Raleigh. I-85 goes north-south in the middle of the state, running through Charlotte. Other north/south interstates include I-77 and I-26 in the western portion of the state. I-40 runs east/west completely across the state, linking Wrightsville Beach with Ashville.

With nearly 850,000 people, Charlotte is the most populous city in the state. It’s almost twice as big as Raleigh. Led by the small town of Garner, the cities in the Research Triangle of Raleigh-Durham were the fastest growing towns in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in North Carolina are:

  1. Charlotte;
  2. Raleigh;
  3. Greensboro;
  4. Durham;
  5. Winston-Salem;
  6. Fayetteville;
  7. Cary;
  8. Wilmington;
  9. High Point;
  10. Greenville.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In North Carolina?

Non-divisible shipments of heavy equipment that exceed the dimensional limits established by the state must apply for oversize transport permits to travel on North Carolina roadways. The basic dimensional limits in North Carolina are similar to those in the rest of the country. Oversize transportation permits are valid for 10 days in the state.

The maximum dimensional limits in the state include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are North Carolina's Length Restrictions?

The regulation of total length in North Carolina is among the most restrictive in the nation. Many states allow as much as 70 feet in total length, so make sure you’re within regulation. Pick-up truck trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches.

Restrictions on transport length in North Carolina include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In North Carolina?

Permits to ship oversize pieces of heavy equipment in North Carolina can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. Oversize transport is permitted between sunrise and sunset on Monday through Saturday. No movement is allowed on Sundays and major holidays. Loads taller than 14-feet 6-inches must employ escort vehicles with poles.

Loads that exceed the dimensional limits must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensional limits for oversize loads in North Carolina include:

Maximum Weight:  110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  14 feet.

What Are North Carolina's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in North Carolina. With an office in Concord, J.J. Kane is the only national auction house in North Carolina. Iron Horse Auction, a regional auction house, has an office in Rockingham.

Other prominent independent auction houses in North Carolina include:

  • Bradley’s Auction Services, Godwin;
  • Classic Auctions, Locust;
  • B. Harris, Warrenton;
  • Godley Auction, Charlotte;
  • Lloyd Meekins, Lumberton;
  • RDO Auction, Mt. Olive;
  • Rogers Auctioneers, Pittsboro;
  • Southeastern Auction, Chadburn.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In North Carolina?

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in North Carolina. United Rentals has more than 15 locations in North Carolina. Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 rental centers in the state. Carolina Cat operates a half dozen stores in the state. Herc Rentals has three locations in the state. Gregory Poole runs three rental locations in North Carolina. General Renters also has a number of locations in the state.

Other prominent rental centers in North Carolina include:

  • Bobcat of Ashville, Asheville;
  • Bobcat of Fayetteville, Fayetteville;
  • Gaston Rentals, Gaston;
  • General Rental Center, Durham;
  • H&E Equipment, Fletcher;
  • Koster Equipment, Franklin;
  • May Heavy Equipment, Clayton;
  • Rental Center, Shelby.

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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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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