Virginia To Alaska Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Virginia to Alaska? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Virginia to Alaska can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

The key to success is communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. Need regular status up dates? You got it. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

Alaska Shipping FAQs

What Are Alaska's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alaska is the largest state in the country in terms of acreage. The state is more than 2,200 miles long and more than 1,400 miles wide. It’s more than twice the size of Texas. But with just slightly more than 30,000 miles of roadway in the state, Alaska operates the fifth least amount of highway miles in the country. The state has 12 major highways. Only half of those roads – Alaska Highway, Glenn Highway, Parks Highway, Richardson Highway, Seward Highway, Sterling Highway – are fully paved. Most are open year-round, but some are closed during the winter.

Alaska has the third-smallest state population in the country, ahead of only Wyoming and Vermont. With nearly 300,000 residents, Anchorage is by far the most populous town in the state. No other city in the state has as many as 50,000 people. As a result, Anchorage was the fastest growing city in Alaska in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Alaska are:

  1. Anchorage;
  2. Juneau;
  3. Fairbanks;
  4. Wasilla;
  5. Sitka;
  6. Ketchikan;
  7. Kenai;
  8. Palmer;
  9. Bethel;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alaska?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Alaska. Single axels are limited to 30,000 pounds each, while tandem axels can carry a maximum of 56,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Alaska include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alaska's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Alaska are similar to most other rural states.  Other states restrict maximum length to 65 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Alaska include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alaska?

Permits to ship oversize heavy equipment in Alaska are available from the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Movement of oversize shipments of heavy equipment are permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset on Monday through Saturday. Permits are valid for three days, but can be extended depending upon the season.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. Most limits are decided on a case-by-case basis, where expected weather and road conditions are considered.  The maximum oversize dimensions that Alaska allows include:

Maximum Weight: case-by-case basis;

Maximum Length: case-by-case basis;

Maximum Height: 14 feet;

Maximum Width: 17 feet.

What Are Alaska's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alaska. Ritchie Brothers, the national auction house, has an outpost in Wasilla.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Alaska include:

  • 1st Strike Asset Management, Fairbanks;
  • Alaska Auction Company, Anchorage;
  • Alaska Premier Auctions, Anchorage;
  • D&D Auction, Wasilla;
  • Grubstake Auction Company, Anchorage;
  • Fairbanks Auction Company, Fairbanks;
  • Great North Auction, North Pole;
  • North Pacific Auctioneers, Anchorage.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alaska?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alaska. United Rentals has two rental locations in the state.

Craig Taylor Equipment operates four rental stores in the state. Airport Equipment Rentals has locations in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Other independent equipment rental centers in Alaska include:

  • ABC Rentals, Wasilla;
  • Alaska Pacific Rental, Palmer;
  • Bobcat of Juneau, Juneau;
  • Construction Machinery, Fairbanks;
  • Kodiak Rental Center, Kodiak;
  • Tyler Rental, Juneau;
  • Rental Zone, Fairbanks;
  • Yukon Equipment, Anchorage.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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