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Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Alaska to California heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Alaska to California can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. 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. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. 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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Alaska Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Alaska and any other state in the union. The oi and gas industry is the economic engine of Alaska. More than 80% of the state’s revenue is derived from oil and gas. Shipping heavy drilling equipment in Alaska remains a thriving business. In fact, the state is awash in natural resources. Both the timber industry and the mining industry flourish in the state. There’s a great need in Alaska for shipping heavy logging machinery and heavy mining equipment throughout the state. The state invests nearly $2 billion each year in non-residential and residential construction. Nearly 15,000 people are employed with the nearly 2,500 construction companies in the state. Since new equipment is difficult and expensive to obtain in Alaska, the transportation of available heavy construction equipment in the state is crucial. Tourism and fishing also provide significant income to the state. Alaska operates more than 50 ports. The busiest ports in the state include:

  • Port of Anchorage;
  • Port of Dutch Harbor;
  • Port of Homer;
  • Port of Juneau;
  • Port of Ketchikan;
  • Port of Kivalina;
  • Port of Kodiak.

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.

California Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between California and any other state in the union. In 2016, California employed the second-largest amount of heavy- and tractor-trailer truck drivers of any state in the country. Only Texas has more heavy haul truck drivers. There’s high demand in California for transporting equipment for construction, farming and resource extraction such as mining and oil drilling. Along with Texas, California leads the nation in the import and export of heavy equipment. California operates 11 ports, nine on the Pacific Ocean and two inland ports on rivers:

  • Port of Hueneme;
  • Port of Humboldt Bay;
  • Port of Long Beach;
  • Port of Los Angeles;
  • Port of Oakland;
  • Port of Redwood City;
  • Port of Richmond;
  • Port of San Diego;
  • Port of San Francisco;
  • Port of Stockton;
  • Port of West Sacramento.

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.

Trusted Heavy Haulers

Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? 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.

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

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. 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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