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Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Wisconsin to California? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Wisconsin to California transport decisions. It’s important that your heavy equipment haul transport is successful. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have year of experience with arranging heavy equipment transports. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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What Are Wisconsin's Major Cities And Roadways?

Wisconsin is more than 300 miles long and more than 250 miles wideWisconsin maintains more than 110,00 miles of public roadways. Interstate highways account for just 750 miles of highway in the state, but nearly 12,000 miles of federal and state highways are connected to the interstates. I-94, the major interstate in Wisconsin, runs diagonally east/west between the Minnesota border and Milwaukee, then heads south into Illinois. I-43 goes north/south between Green Bay and Milwaukee. I-94 links Madison and Milwaukee.

Wisconsin has almost 6 million residents. It’s the 23rd largest state. With more than 600,000 people, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Madison, the second most populous city in the state, has less than half the population of Milwaukee. Hobart, a small village near Green Bay, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Wisconsin are:

  1. Milwaukee;
  2. Madison;
  3. Green Bay;
  4. Kenosha;
  5. Racine;
  6. Appleton;
  7. Waukesha;
  8. Eau Claire;
  9. Oshkosh;
  10. Janesville.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Wisconsin?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the dimensional maximums must apply for travel permits to operate in Wisconsin. Some counties in the state don’t allow travel after noon on Saturday through Sunday. Friday rush hours are restricted, too. On weekdays, oversize travel is allowed between sunrise and sunset. The state has Frost Laws that restrict the transportation of oversize loads during periods of cold and ice from March 15 until May 15.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Wisconsin include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Wisconsin's Length Restrictions?

Rules restricting the length of tractor-trailer combinations are slightly more lenient in Wisconsin than in other states. Though single vehicles are restricted to 45-foot long trailers, double trailers are allowed to be as long as 75 feet. The state allows a 3-foot overhang in the front and a 4-foot overhang in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Wisconsin include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Wisconsin?

You can obtain oversize permits to travel on Wisconsin roads from the Department of Transportation. As long as they’re less than 100-feet long, 12-feet wide and 14-fett 6-inches tall, oversize loads are allowed to travel at any time. Larger loads are restricted to daylight hours, with further rules governing the movement of oversize loads in the state’s large cities. With special route planning, you can ship loads as tall as 15 feet 6 inches.

The maximum dimensions for oversize loads in Wisconsin include:

Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 14 feet.

What Are Wisconsin's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Wisconsin. Two nationwide auction services companies maintain auction showrooms in the state: Alex Lyons & Sons operates out of Mt. Pleasant, while J.J. Kane has an operation in South Beloit

Other independent equipment auction houses in Wisconsin include:

  • Auction Specialists, Fond du Lac;
  • Badger Corporation, Lomira;
  • Bruce Hill, Viroqua;
  • Great Lakes Auction, Milwaukee;
  • Hanson & Young, Prairie Farm;
  • Nitke Auction Center, Kronenwetter;
  • Powers Auctions, South Wayne;
  • Wisconsin Tractor, Columbus.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Wisconsin?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to any rental center in Wisconsin. United Rentals, the largest rental-center company in the country, runs nearly 10 stores in Wisconsin. Sunbelt Rentals has about a half dozen locations in the state. Farrell Equipment also operates six rental equipment stores in the Wisconsin.

Other major equipment rental centers in Wisconsin include:

  • 1st Choice Equipment, Kenosha;
  • Badgers Contractors Rentals, Madison;
  • Boss Equipment, St. Croix Falls;
  • Brooks Tractor, Plover;
  • Kelbe Brothers, Madison and Butler;
  • Midstate Equipment Rental, Columbus;
  • Wood Street Rental Center, Stevens Point;
  • YES-JCB, Milwaukee.

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 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. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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