Alaska To Washington Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Alaska to Washington? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Alaska to Washington can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

Communication is the key. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. 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.

Washington Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Washington and any other state in the union. Washington is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Nearly 100,000 more people migrate to the state than move away each year. The areas around Seattle and Tacoma are among the fastest growing large cities in America. As a result, the state is building schools and other public facilities at a record pace. Home construction growth continues to impress. In Washington, there is a steady need for quality transportation of heavy construction equipment. Agriculture is important in Washington. The state grows about two-thirds of the apples produced in Washington is the second-largest potato producer in the country, ranking just behind Idaho. The state also grows the fifth largest amount of wheat in the country. The state has an increasing need for heavy farm equipment shipping services. Washington features 10 ports, including eight on the Pacific Ocean;

  • Port of Bellingham;
  • Port of Bremerton;
  • Port of Clarkson;
  • Port of Everett;
  • Port of Olympia;
  • Port of Pasco;
  • Port of Port Angeles;
  • Port of Seattle;
  • Port of Tacoma;
  • Port of Vancouver.

What Are Washington's Major Cities And Roadways?

Washington is the is the 18th largest state by area in the country. Washington is 240 miles long and 360 miles wide. The state has more than 170,000 miles of roadways. Less than 600 miles of road in Washington is interstate highway. Washington features only three major interstates, I-5 runs north/south through Seattle, stretching from the Canadian border into Oregon. I-90 travels east/west from Seattle and into Idaho. In the middle of the state, I-82 breaks from I-90 and travels north/south int Oregon.

Washington is the 13th largest state in the country in terms of population. With more than 700,000 people, Seattle is more than three times as populous as any other city in the state. Auburn, a town south of Seattle, was the fastest growing city in Washington in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Washington are:

  1. Seattle;
  2. Spokane;
  3. Tacoma;
  4. Vancouver;
  5. Bellevue;
  6. Kent;
  7. Everett;
  8. Renton;
  9. Spokane Valley;
  10. Yakima.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Washington?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Washington. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weight 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Washington include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Washington's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Washington are similar to rules in other southern states. Designated roads allow trailers are long as 56 feet. A three-foot overhang is allowed in the front, and a 15-foot overhang (measured from the axel) is permitted in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Washington include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Washington?

In Washington, oversize transport permits are available from the state Department of Transportation.  The movement of permitted oversize loads is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Oversize transport is restricted at night in the major cities, such as Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that Washington allows include:

Maximum Weight: 110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Washington's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Washington. National auction house Ritchie Brothers operates auction houses in Olympia and Chehalis. The company also runs a location just across the border in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Online auction house biadadoo Auctions is headquartered in Kent.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Washington include:

  • Booker Auction, Eltopia;
  • Matson Equipment, Cheney;
  • Meridian Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Gary Montague Auctioneers, Spokane Valley
  • James G. Murphy, Kenmore;
  • Musser Brothers, Pasco;
  • Stokes Auction, Port Orchard;
  • Washington State Equipment, Tumwater.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Washington?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Washington. United Rentals operates nearly 10 locations in Washington. Sunbelt Rentals also operate about seven stores in the state. Star Rentals, the largest independent rental chain in the northwest, has nearly 15 locations in Washington. Herc Rentals has a store in Seattle.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Washington include:

  • Active Excavator Rentals, Monroe;
  • Bobcat Rentals, Tacoma;
  • NC Machinery, East Wenatchee;
  • Northwest Heavy Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Rent1 Equipment Rentals, Seattle;
  • Sonsray Machinery, Auburn;
  • Sound Equipment Rental, Snohomish;
  • Star Rentals, Seattle.

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

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. 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.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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