West Virginia To Alaska Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from West Virginia to Alaska? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from West Virginia to Alaska, we can provide everything you need. 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.

Communication is the key. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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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.

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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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. 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.

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