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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Virginia to Alabama. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Virginia to Alabama transport decisions. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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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.

Alabama Shipping FAQs

What Are Alabama's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the US by area. It’s nearly 330 miles long and almost 200 miles wide. The state operates and maintains more than 100,000 miles of public roadways. Alabama has more than 1,300 miles of interstate highways. I-10 crosses through Mobile as it runs east/west between Florida and Mississippi in the southern tip of the state. Two interstate combinations – I-20/59 and I-85/65 – slice diagonally between the northwest and southwest sections of the state. I-65 also runs north/south between Montgomery and the Arkansas state line.

Each of the three largest cities in the state – Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile have around 200,000 residents. The fastest growing cities in Alabama in 2017 were Fairhope and Daphne, two small towns on the eastern side of Mobile Bay. The 10 largest cities in Alabama are:

  1. Birmingham;
  2. Montgomery;
  3. Mobile;
  4. Huntsville;
  5. Tuscaloosa;
  6. Hoover;
  7. Dothan;
  8. Auburn;
  9. Decatur;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alabama?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensions allowed by Alabama law must apply for oversize transport permits to travel in the state. In Alabama, bulldozer blades more than 12-feet wide must be detached from the equipment during transport.

The maximum dimensions in Alabama include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alabama's Length Restrictions?

Alabama has one of most lenient total length laws in the country. Most states limit total length to less than 70 feet. The allowable length for a semi-trailer also is among the least restrictive in the nation. Twin trailers are limited to 28-feet 6-inches in length.

The maximum length regulations in Alabama include:

Total length: 85 feet;

Trailer length: 57 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alabama?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Alabama are available from the state Department of Transportation. The transportation of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset from Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed to travel during Sunday or major holidays. Shipments more 120 feet long are restricted from travel between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Oversize loads that exceed state regulations must apply for Super Load permits to travel in the Alabama. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Alabama include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Alabama's Major Auction Houses?

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alabama.

Other prominent auction houses in Alabama include:

  • American Auctioneers, Center;
  • Burton Farm & Construction, Newton;
  • Cowin Equipment, Birmingham;
  • Horton Auction, Toney;
  • W. Wood, Montgomery;
  • Pearce & Associates, Alabaster;
  • Shane Albright Auctions, Killen;
  • Southeast Auction, Tuscaloosa.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alabama?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alabama. United Rentals operates more than 15 stores in Alabama. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also has around 15 locations in the state. Thompson Cat Rental has nearly a half dozen stores in the state. Corwin Equipment has three locations in the state, including Mobile and Birmingham. AGF Machinery operates rental stores in Dothan and Enterprise.

Other prominent independent rental centers in Alabama include:

  • Beard Equipment, Mobile;
  • Daphne Rental Center, Daphne;
  • Pike Equipment Rental, Troy
  • Taylor Rental, Talladega;
  • River City Equipment Rental, Decatur;
  • Tiger Equipment Rental, Hartsele;
  • Weathers Rental Center, Albertville;
  • Winfield Tool & Equipment, Jasper.

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